Habenaria micheliana R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006 Drawing by © R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa and © The Epidendra Website

Part sun Cold LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Michel's Habenaria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Jalisco Mexico in mesquite and montane scrub at elevations around 2350 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a sub-spherical tuber giving rise to8, cauline, erect below, adpressed above, slightly arcuate, rigid, coriaceous, linear, grading to bracts above leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, striate, angled, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, twisted, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ibugana 12(2): 35-37 R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004.