Habenaria filifera S.Watson 1891

Plant in situ Mexico Photos by © Edouard Faria

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Thread-Carrying Habenaria

Flower Size .48” [1.2 cm] long,

Found in Mexico in oak forests at elevfations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean, ovoid to ellipsoid tuber giving rise to 4 to 5, basally small, lanceolate to ovate above, ascending, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, racemose, 5 to 9 flowereed inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017