Habenaria oreophila Greenm. 1903


Photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website

Common Name The Mountain Loving Habenaria

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long

Found in central & southwestern Mexico in deciduous tropical forests and thorny bush at elevations of 870 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to globose tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 9 to 11, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, ascending to extending leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, racemose, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, 9 to 11 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;