Habenaria jardeliana R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006 TYPE Drawing by © Gonzalez and The Epidendra Website

Fragrant Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name Jardel's Habenaria [Mexican conservationist current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Jalisco Mexico in subtropical forests at eleations aorund 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid to ellipsoid to oblongiform tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 7 to 8, subextended, ascending to erect, arcuate, recurved margins, basal ones reduced to bracts, the largest towards the middle of the stem, the uppermost similar to the floral bracts, ovate to ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, the apex twisted, subacute to acute to acuminate, 5 nerved leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle enveloped by bracts, angled, semicylindrical, lax, 1.72 to 3" [4.3 to 7.5 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary below, as long as the ovary above, erect, twisted, concave, conduplicate, revolute margin, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant, beautiful white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ibugana 12(2): 38-40. R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 drawing fide