Habenaria guadalajarana S.Watson 1887

Plant in situ Neuvo Leon Mexico

Photos by Carlos Velazco Macias and his Naturaleza del Nuevo Leon WebPage


Common Name The Guadalajara Habenaria [A City in the state of Jalisco Mexico]

Flower Size

Found in Chiihuahua, Diego, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Michoacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Guererro, Mexico, DF, Moreles, Nuevo Leon, Hidalgo, Vera Cruz, and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala on grasslands, grassy hillsides and openings in oak and pine-oak forests at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a small tuber giving rise to an erect, glabrous, leafy stem carrying lower elliptic, middle ovate and upper lanceolate, spreading to sometimes adpressed, sometimes conduplicate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, racemose, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, loosely few to 20 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate basally, lanceolate to ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Corallorhiza grandiflora A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Hexalectris grandiflora f. luteoalba P.M.Br. 2006; Hexalectris mexicana Greenm. 1903; Neottia grandiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing good; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018