Habenaria ekmaniana Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Leptoceras Photo by © Jose Antonio Radins

Plant specimen

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 Sun Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name Ekman's Habenaria [Swedish Botanist early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in DF, Minas Gerais, Matto Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, Rio do Sul, and Santa Catarina as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stout, robust, erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leafless sheaths grading above into leaf-bearing amplexicaul, ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, equal in length to the ovary floral bracts.

Kew adds H recta as a synonym of this species but I have left them separate pending more research.

Synonyms Rhinorchis ekmaniana (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing fide;