Habenaria ligulata C.Schweinf. 1941 SECTION Leptoceras

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Part shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Spoon-Shaped Habenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stout stem carrying all along, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, acute or shortly acuminate, ascending, more or less imbricating leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, thick, densely many flowered, to 9.2" [22.7cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenella ligulata (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides ligulata (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958;