Habenaria oerstedii Rchb.f. 1855

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

Part Sun Cool Winter

Common Name Oersted's Habenaria [Danish Botanist and Collector in Central America 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua in moist montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying well spaced, oblanceolate, acute, smaller towards the apex leaves that grade into bracts above that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenella oerstedii (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides oerstedii (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 768 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide;