Habenaria lizbethae R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006Drawing by © González & Cuevas-Figueroa and El Universal WebSite

Part Shade Warm LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Lizbeth's Habenaria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in Jalisco Mexico in oak and pine forests at elevations around 600 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to obovoid, wrinkled tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying to 8, the basal ones smaller, sheathing, the middle ones, ascending, very rigid, arching, lanceolate to elliptic, attenuate at both ends, acute to acuminate leaves with the uppermost becoming bractlike and adpressed to the stem that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, semi-cylindrical, angled, 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with longer than to equal to the ovary, conduplicate, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ibugana 12(2): 17-19. R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 drawing fide