Habenaria lehmanniana Kraenzl. 1892 SECTION Pentadactylae Urban Drawing by © Joćo A. N. Batista; Joćo Batista F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon

Common Name Lehmann's Habenaria [German Counsel and Orchid Collector in Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Fr Guiana, Guyana, Colombia and Brazil on savannahs, in montane forests and rocky places on cliffs at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a delicate, slender stem carrying linear-lanceolate, acuminate, erect,adnate to the stem, decreasing in size above, bluish green leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, fractiflex, laxly few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, longer to much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with sepals petals and lip light green with a whitened base.

+"This species is remarkably similar to H. longipedicellata. One of the most significant differences is the apex of rostellum midlobe, which is projected beyond the anthers in both species, but is broad and truncate in H. lehmanianna and narrow and acute in H. longipedicellata. The development of the vegetative parts and number of flowers is variable in both species. Habenaria lehmanianna is concentrated in high altitude areas of Colombia and Venezuela, but sporadically enters northern Brazil in the state of Roraima. The collection J.B.F. da Silva 827 is the first confirmed report of H. lehmanianna for Brazil. The record of H. lehmanianna for French Guiana is doubtful as the report by Renz (1992) is based on the collection Veyret 1619 which is, in our opinion, referable to H. longipedicellata. Sepals are green and the petals and lip light green with a whitened base."

Synonyms Habenaria lehmannii Kraenzl.1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 38 Colombia Schlechter 1920; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; +The genus Habenaria (Orchidaceae) in the Brazilian Amazon 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 drawing; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Mytnik-ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranov 2012; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 as Rhinorchis lehmanniana drawing fide