Habenaria matudae Salazar 1999

Drawing by Hagsater, Soto and Salazar and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade WarmCoolSummer

Common Name Matuda's Habenaria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas state of Mexico in pine oak forests at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, delicate stem carrying all along the stem, 5 to 6, small, ascending, elliptic to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, papilose, becoming bract-like above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, unilateral, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, laxly and simultaneously opening, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate to lanceolate, attenuate to acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceaerum 5-6 Plate 591 Hagsater, Soto & Salazar 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018