Habenaria jaliscana S.Watson 1887

In situ plant in Mexico

Photos by Edouard Faria


Common Name The Jalisco Habenaria [A state of Mexico]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Mexico in Chihuahua, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz and San Juan Potosi states on grassy hillsides and openings or on moist banks mostly in oak or oak/pine forests at elevations around 800 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a small basal tuber giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by many lanceolate, narrowly acute, spreading, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, few to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria alata A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Flora Novo Galaciana McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018