Habenaria montis-wilhelminae Renz 1992 SECTION Nudae Photos by © J. A. N. Batista & Bianchetti and © The Researchgate Website

Collection sheet and Drawing Drawing by © De Hanville/Renz and © TheSwiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Mount Wilhelmina Habenaria [A mountain range in Surinam]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil at elevations around 450 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5 to 15, adpressed tothe stem to almost spread, largest in the lower half to the center of the stem, linear, narrow leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 2.8 to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, 3 to 19 flowered inflorescence with ovate, caudate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying medium sized, green flowers

"Plants from the Guianas grow in wet places on granitic outcrops, plants from the Federal District and Goiás were collected on dry grassy ?elds (campo limpo), grass-herb-subshrub ?eld (campo sujo) and semideciduos, xeromorphic medium tall forest (cerrado sensustricto), over deep, clay latosols. Plants from the states of Minas Gerais (Serra da Canastra),Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul were found in seasonally or permanently humid grassy ?elds, over dark, hydromorphic soil. In central Brazil plants from Goiás, Minas Gerais and the Federal District ?owered at the peak of the rainy season, from December to February. Plants from the state of Paraná, in southern Brazil, were collected in ?ower earlier, at the beginning of the rainy season, in October and November. Plants from the Guianas were collected in ?ower from March to August(Table I). In central, southeastern and southern Brazil, all collections of the species by the authors were made in previously burned areas." Taxonomy, distribution and new taxa from... (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226901282_Taxonomy_distribution_and_new_taxa_from_the_Habenaria_crucifera_section_Nudae_Orchidaceae_aggregate_from_Brazil_and_the_Guianas [accessed Apr 27 2018].


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Batista, Joao & Bianchetti, Luciano. (2010). Taxonomy, distribution and new taxa from the Habenaria crucifera (section Nudae, Orchidaceae) aggregate from Brazil and the Guianas. Brittonia. 62. 57-79. 10.1007/s12228-009-9099-3 Drawing/photos