Habenaria obtusa Lindl. 1835 SECTION Seticauda

Photo by WerkHoven



Pedicel and Spur

Plants in situ Brazil

Photos by J. A. N. Batista; F. da Silva; Luciano de Bem Bianchetti and the Orquideas de Minas Gerais; El Genero Habenaria


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Blunt Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in savannahs and burned areas in forests at elevations around 100 to 3200 meters as a small to giant sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying clear green, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to the lower ones obtuse, amlexicaul, acuminate, acute, narrowing into the tubular base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, racemose, many [10 to 18] flowered inflorescence with large, oval-lanceolate, longer than the flowers floral bracts,.

Synonyms Habenaria liguliglossa Hoehne 1915; Habenaria lindenii Lindl. ex Rchb.f. 1859; Habenaria megaceras Barb.Rodr. 1877; Habenaria ornithoides Barb.Rodr. 1877; Habenella liguliglossa (Hoehne) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Habenella obtusa (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Habenella ornithoides (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides liguliglossa (Hoehne) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides obtusa (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004; Platantheroides ornithoides (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853/4; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:150 Schlechter 1924 as H lindeni; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H liguliglossa drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H ornithoides drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as H liguliglossa drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing not see band 2; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as H ornithoides drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo not= ?; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; Inventaire Taxonomique des Plantas de la Guyane Francaise II Les Orquidacees Cremers & Hoff 1992; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Mytnik-ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranov 2012 as Habenella obtusa drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing ok/photo hmm; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 as Habenella obtusa drawing/photo fide;