Habenaria hexaptera Lindl.1835 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant Specimen

Flower Drawing Photo/Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Part sun WarmColdSummer EARLYFall

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina in grasslands at elevations of 900 to 1000 [2300 meters Hoehne 1940] as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an erect robust, stem enveloped basally by 2 to 3, adpressed sheaths grading into many, blue green, somewhat ascending, ovoid-lanceolate, acute, 5 nerved, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, greenish yellow florla bracts and carrying erect-patent, emerald green flowers.

+"This species is very similar to H. alata Hook., known from northern South America and Central America, and a detailed investigation is still necessary to determine the exact relation between them. The only records of H. hexaptera in northern Brazil are from the " cerrados" over white sand of the Alto Tapajós. Flowers are completely green and the species is typical of dry places"

Synonyms Habenaria arvensis Barb.Rodr.1877; Habenaria hieronymi Kraenzl.1893; Habenaria hieronymi var. saltensis Hauman 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 38 Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VIII Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 H hieronymi drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing fide; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti; Rev. bras. Bot. vol.31 no.1 Sćo Paulo Jan./Mar. 2008 drawing; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing/photo fide