Habenaria pratensis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Pratensis TYPE for this section Photo by Luiz Aquino Silva Santos and El Genero Habenaria em Sergipe, Brazil Website

Flowers Photos and Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart shade Hot spring

Common Name The Prata Habenaria [A town in Goias Brazil]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in French Guiana and northeastern Brazil in savannas at elevations of 2 to 10 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 7 or so, linear, conduplicate, acute to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with erect, membraneous, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter tha the ovary floral bracts and carrying somewhat showy, golden yellow to orange yellow, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Bonatea pratensis Lindl. 1835; Orchis pratensis Salzm. ex Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brazilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Inventaire Taxonomique des Plantas de la Guyane Francaise II Les Orquidacees Cremers & Hoff 1992; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, Mytnik-ejsmont, Sawicka, Rutkowski and Baranov 2012 drawing good; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide