Habenaria millei Schltr. 1915 SECTION Macroceratitis Kraenzl

Drawing by Hoehne

Drawing Drawing by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool Cold

Common Name Mille's Habenaria [French Botanist 1900's Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elvations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect leafy above the base stem enveloped loosely by foliaceous sheaths and carrying rosulate, to 5, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, rather thin, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a cylindrical, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, the lower longer than the ovaries and progressively decreasing in size towards the apex bracts carrying rather fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VIII Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide