Habenaria johannensis Barb.Rodr. 1882 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl.

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

Plant in situ Minas Gerais Brazil Photo by © Ismael Nilton Vischi

Part sun CoolLATESpring Summer

Common Name Johan's Habenaria

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Goias, DF, Matto Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana, Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina states of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia in wet grasslands and swamps at elevations of 1150 to 1800 meters as a small to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with robust, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, 5 to 7 nerved, elongate lanceolate-linear, acuminate, decreasing in size above, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with grande, more or less imbricate, decreasing in size above floral bracts and carrying one of the largest flowers of the genus that is whitish green.

Synonyms Habenaria bradei Schltr.1922; Habenaria vaupellii Rchb.f. & Warm. 1881; Bertauxia vaupellii (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as H vaupellii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H vaupellii drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as H vaupellii drawing good; Orquideas da Chapada DiamantinaBrito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide; 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; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 photo/drawing fide;