Habenaria melanopoda Hoehne & Schltr.1921 SECTION Subnudas

Photo by © Jacques Klein and The Orquideas do Rio Grande do Sul Website

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

Drawing Drawing by © Hoehne

Part sun Cool Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Black Footed Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana, Rio do Sul and Santa Catarina states of Brazil as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by erect, linear, sheath-like, grading larger above leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, to 3.2" [to 8cm] long, laxly 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, half as long as the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria trimeropetala var. itatingensis Hoehne 1940; Habenaria verecunda Schltr. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H trimeropetala var itatingensis; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as H verrucunda drawing ok; Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria 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 photo