Habenaria gollmeri Schltr. 1919 SECTION Subnuda

Another Angle Photos By Alexander Hirtz

Drawing Drawing By Foldats

Drawing Drawing by Culbertson and Dodson Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 388 1980

Part Sun CoolCold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Gollmer's Habenaria [German Botanist 1800's Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy in the apical half stem carrying lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, basally clasping, decreasing in size upwards, acute to sub-acuminate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, cylindric, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, often much shorter, sub-densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, decreasing in size upwards, as long as the ovary to rarely longer floral bracts.

CAUTION There are 2 distinct species here in the 2 drawings offered above, I do not know which one really is correct, so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 38 Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 1976 as H parviflora not = H gollemri drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 388 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; Orchids Zenghong, Qital, Zhizhou, Kalyong and Heng 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok?; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo ok; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo ok; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing/photo fide