Habenaria purdiei Fawc. & Rendle 1909 SECTION Seticauda

Type Collection sheet by Purdie and Kew Royal Botanical Garden Webpage

Part shade

Common Name Purdie's Habenaria [English Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Jamaica as a medium sized terrestrial with thin, conspiculously reticulate, 11 to 15 nerved, narrowly ovate, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms on a 4.8" [12 cm] long, somewhat laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Although very close to H floribunda [which would take precedence if synomonous] I have left these 2 species separate pending further research.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910; Flora of Jamaica Vol 1 Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;