Habenaria platantheroides Schltr. 1818 SECTION Pentadactylae Urban TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and Ames and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Platanthera-Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica as a small to medium sized, terrestrial with an erect, flexuous, terete, glabrous stem carrying 6 to 8, erect-patent, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate-ligulate, acuminate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long, subdense, 10 to many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION Many references cite this species as a synonym of H alata but I have left them separate pending better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2 36(2): 372-373. Schlechter 1918