Habenaria ixtlanensis E.W.Greenw. 1987 TYPE Drawing by © E W Greenwood and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Ixtlan Habenaria [A town in Oaxaca Mexico near where the species was collected]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in pine/oak forests with a marked dry season at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a sub-ellipsoid, bluntly rounded, subterranean tuber giving rise to an erect, straight, stiff, foliose-bractose stem carrying 6 to 10, bracts grading to leaves, sessile to subsessile, small, ascending, largest below the middle, deeply conduplicate, long ovate when flattened, sharply acte to acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, loose, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, racemose, strongly one sided, to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect, longer than the ovary, t, slightly arcuate, strongly conduplicate, with a high, narrow, axial keel¡ when flattened, ovate, apiculate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, not showy, medium-sized, with a prominent spur, green, facing directly outwards, the prominent hood much overhanging the column, very strongly night-scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 10 (2) Greenwood 1987 drawing fide