Habenaria herminioides Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl Drawing by Krol

Part shadeCool Summer

Common Name The Herminium-Like Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1675 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 4 basal, in a rosette, oblong-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acute leaves grading to bracts above that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, laxly 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yeelow green flowers with cream to green petals.

Similar to H distans, H cogniauxiana and H millei which all have a basal rosette of leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide