Habenaria linguicruris Rchb.f. 1854 SECTION Leptoceras Collection sheet by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Common Name The Leg-Like Tongue? Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Venezuela? in shrubs at elevations around 1500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a delicate, leafy stem carrying 3 to 7, oblong-lanceolateto linear-lanceolate, acuminate, erct, decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate longer than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION This species by all references is from Colombia only but this collection sheet was made from a plant in central Venezuela so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 38 Colombia Schlechter 1920; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide