Habenaria pentadactyla Lindl. 1835 SECTION Guilleminii

Inflorescence Photos by Jacques Klein and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne

Common Name The Five Fingered Habenaria

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil and Uruguay as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short, thin, obscurely angled, leafy stem carrying linear-lanceolate, acuminate, basally clasping, erect-patent, 3 nerved leaves that blooms in the summer terminal, erect, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, many flwoered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, erect-patent, more or less greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band 35 Rio Grande Do Sul Schlechter 1925; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brazilensis Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing ok;