Habenaria itatiayae Schltr.1930 SECTION Guilleminii

Plant Specimen


Pedicel and Spur

Photos by © J. A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria

Part sun CoolSummer

Common Name The Itatiaia Habenaria [A Mountain in Rio de Janiero state ]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bahia, Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in dry grasslands as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating leaf less sheaths becoming leaf bearing above and carrying patent erect, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 7.6" [6 to 19 cm] long, more or less many flowered inflorescence with variable sized floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing good; Orquideas de Minas Gerais, El Genero Habenaria 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 photo; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide