Habenaria pumiloides C.Schweinf. 1941 Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Habenaria Pumila Like Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Peru and Bolivia in grasslands at elevations around 3000 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect short stem carrying cauline, imbricate, upper ones reduced to bracts, acute, basally conduplicate and clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying small greenish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Icones Platarum Tropicarum Plate 343 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;