Habenaria lucaecapensis Fernald 1894 SECTION Macroceratitae Kraenzl.

Photo by Gerardo Alexander

Part shade HotWarm Summer Fall

Common Name The Cabo San Lucas Habenaria

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in southern Baja California and Jalisco states of Mexico as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying thin, broadly elliptic, obtuse, lowermost smaller, orbicular, the uppermost reduced to lanceolate, acuminate bracts, rather abruptly narrowing below into the sheathing base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowere inflorescence.

Similar to H quinqueseta but differs in the broader leaves, the longer segments of the petal and lip and the shorter, more clavate spur.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 4 Ames 1910;