Habenaria novemfida Lindl. 1842 SECTION Guilleminii

Plant in Situ in Mexico

Photos by © Edouard Faria


Photo by © Mary and her Picasa Photo Website


Common Name The Split Nine Fold Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in pine oak forests on steep slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a leafy, angled stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying patent, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, few to many flowered inflorescence with green, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria dipleura Schltr. 1918; Habenaria quinquefila Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952 drawing good; Drawings of Florida Orchids Blanche Ames 1959 drawing good; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 768 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Beliz Ames & Correll 1985 drawing good; Flora Novo Galaciana McVaugh 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Panama and Costa Rica Dressler 1993; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018