Habenaria maderoi Schltr. 1920 SECTION Subnuda Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name Madero's Habenaria [Colombia orchid collector 1800's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela in paramo on steep rocky slopes at elevations of 2200 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect strem carrying 7 to 8 , linaer-ligulate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 37 Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide