Habenaria petalodes Lindl. 1835 SECTION Seticauda

Side View of Flower

Plant in situ Bahia Brazil

Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

In situ Minas Gerais

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shadeHot WarmLATERSummer THROUGH EARLIERFall

Common Name The Petal-Like Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, 3 nerved, somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Habenella petalodes (Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides petalodes (Lindl.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 9. Panama Schlechter 1922 as H warszewiczii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing ok; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as H petalodes not = H floribunda; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = H floribunda; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range, its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 as Habenella petalodes drawing/photo