Habenaria entomantha (Lex.) Lindl. 1835 SECTION Guilleminii


Photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website

Collection sheet

Scan by © the George B Hinton Herbarium

Drawing of H moritzii

Drawing by © Hoehne

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Club-Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2 to .88" [1.8 to 2.2 cm] long

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean tuber giving rise to a leafy stem enveloped completely by imbicate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 4 to 6, green, acuminate, distichous, basally ovate-elliptic becoming lanceolate above, ascending to extended and recurved above, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence and carrying brilliant white flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H moritzii drawing ok; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing hmm; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo ok; 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; Orchids of Guatemala and Beliz Ames & Correll 1985; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing hmm?/photo hmm H armata???; Field Guide to the Orchids of Panama and Costa Rica Dressler 1993 photo not?; Orquideas da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 = H subviridis; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide; ; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018