Habenaria guentheriana Kraenzl. 1928 Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz

TYPE Drawing Collection sheet by Buchtien and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

partial shade Warm Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name Guenther's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Bolivia and Argentina at elevations around 600 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute to obtuse, decreasing in size above into the bracts, sessile base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a 3.2 to 32" [8 to 80 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence that sometimes is apically nodding, with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, concave, somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying green flowers. .

Synonyms Habenaria ottonis Schltr. 1929; Habenaria pittieri Schltr. ex Knuth 1927; Habenaria venezuelana Schltr. ex Mansf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978?; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;