Habenaria cryptophila Barb.Rodr. 1877 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant in situ Brazil

Plant specimen

Perianth Photo by © A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria


Drawing © by Hoehne

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer THROUGH EARLY fall

Common Name The Shade Loving Habenaria [Poa do Caldas, a town in Minas Gerias]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia DF, Goias, Minas Gerais, Tocantins, Paraiba, Pernambuco states of Brazil in gallery and dry forests at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slender, leafy throughout stem enveloped by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying, patent to erect, elliptic-oblong, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria anaplectron Rchb.f. & Warm.1881; Kusibabella cryptophila (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 H anaplectron; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008 photo; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide