Habenaria parvicalcarata C. Schweinf. 1941 Drawing by Gordon Dillon/Schweinfurth

Partial Shade cold

Common Name The Short Spur Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Cusco department of Peru in open grassy paramo at elvations of 3800 to 3900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a central tuberous swelling giving rise to an erect, leafy, except at the sheathed base carrying lanceolate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolateacute to acuminate, loosely amplexicaul basally leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, rather densely to 9 flowered inflorescence with relatively large floral bractsand carrying small green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958;