Habenaria pseudoglaucophylla J.A.N.Bat., R.C.Mota & N.Abreu 2008 SECTION Humilis

Drawing Photo/drawing by © Luiz Menini Neto and The Field Museum Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The False Glaucophylla Habenaria [refers to its similarity to H glaucophylla]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an inconspicuous stem carrying 5 to 6, basal, rosulate, sessile, membraneous, narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 8" [20 cm] long, to 82.4 to 83.5" [26 to 28.5 cm] long overall, laxly several flowered inflorescence

"Distinctive features of the new species are the rosulate leaves, the deeply tripartite lip, the oblong posterior petal lobe with a truncate apex, and the short, tooth-like anterior petal lobe. The new species occurs in campo rupestre vegetation, usually associated with quartzite outcrops." Novon 18: 409 .A.N.Bat., R.C.Mota & N.Abreu 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 18: 409 .A.N.Bat., R.C.Mota & N.Abreu 2008, Habenaria Pseudoglaucophylla (Orchidaceae), A New Species from Minas Gerais, Brazil