Habenaria microstylina Rchb.f. 1878 SECTION Leptoceras TYPE Drawing by Mandon and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariaWebsite

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Small Stylus Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Peru and Bolivia on grassy slopes and pastures at elevations of 2300 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying many, all along the stem, erect, ovate, amplexicaul, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying campanulate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 666 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide