Habenaria gracilis Lindl. 1835

Drawing by Hoehne

Part shade Summer

Common Name The Delicate Habenaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a medium to large sized terrestrial with somewhat sinuous, thin, few leaved stems carrying lanceolate-linear, three nerved, basally sheathing, almost flat leaves decreasing in size above into the bracts that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, rachis short to 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, with a few bract-like scales adpressed to the rachis, many flowered inflorescence with erect, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying whitish green flowers.


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