Habenaria diffusa A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Extended Habenaria [refers to it's height of growth]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guatemala in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying well spaced, narrowly ovate, acute, and grading smaller above into the bracts that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria umbratilis Ames & L.O.Williams 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing good; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 772 Hamer 1982 as H umbratilis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as H umbratilis drawing fide; ; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018