Habenaria entomantha (Lex.) Lindl. 1835

SECTION Guilleminii

Plant in situ Venezuela Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection sheet Scan by the George B Hinton Herbarium

Part shade Warm Cool LATESpringto Summer

Common Name The Club-Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a leafy stem enveloped completely by imbicate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying green, acuminate, distichous, lanceolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the Late spring through late summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria acutiflora A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Habenaria moritzii Ridl. 1887; *Orchis entomantha Lex. 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H moritzii drawing ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = H armata; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 0761 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing/photo fide;