Habenaria ludibundiciliata J.A.N.Bat. & Bianch.2006 SECTION Nudae

Drawing Photo/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

Part shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Playful Eyelash Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern, central and eastern Brazil and Colombia on dry rocky slopes at elevations of 200 to 760 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, delicate, leafy stem carrying 3 to 10, linear to narrowly lanceolate, acute, erect, decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, subsecund, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small flowers

+"This species is similar to H. mystacina Lindl. due to the small flowers and hairy segments of the flowers. However H. ludibundiciliata is typically from dry, rocky places (vs. seasonally humid for H. mystacina), has the inflorescence usually secund and lax (vs. compact and densely flowered in H. mystacina), has conspicuous aristate lateral sepals (vs. not aristate), the hairs are concentrated on the margins of the lateral segments of the petals and lip and occasionally are completely absent (vs. invariantly densely haired and covering the surface of the segments, including the lip midlobe), and occurs in the centralwest and northern regions (vs. restricted to the Espinhaēo range in Minas Gerais and Bahia) (Batista & Bianchetti 2006).


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1975 as H culicina; +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; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing/photo fide