!Habenaria quinqueseta (Michx.) Eaton 1829 SECTION Macroceratitae Kraenzl.

In situ plant in Mexico

In situ Flower Closeup

Photos by Edouard Faria


Common Name The Five Bristled Habenaria - Longhorn False Reinorchid

Flower Size

Found in the southeastern USA to Texas, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia on hillsides and open slopes, grasslands, tropical deciduous forests or oak forests as a at elevations of 150 to 1750 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a small basal tuber giving rise to a stout stem that is leafy at or above the middle with the lower leaves diminishing in size and carrying several, ovate or elliptic, acute or short-acuminate, basally clasping, articulate to the sheaths leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a rather loosely few to 35 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria macroceratitis var. brevicalcarata Ames 1910; Habenaria michauxii Nutt. 1818; Habenaria simpsonii Small 1903; Mesicera michauxii (Nutt.) Raf. 1837; Mesicera quinqueseta (Michx.) Raf. 1825; Orchis michauxii (Nutt.) Alph.Wood 1870; *Orchis quinqueseta Michx. 1803; Platanthera michauxii (Nutt.) Alph.Wood 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as H macroceratitis var brevicalcarata; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952 drawing good; Native Orchids of North America Correll 1950 drawing fide; Drawings of Florida Orchids Blanche Ames 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing good/photo ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Treopicarum Plate 769 Hamer 1982 drawing ok lateral lobes of the lip curled; Field Guide to the Orchids of North America Williams and Williams 1983 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo fide; Flora Novo Galaciana McVaugh 1985; Orchids of Guatemala and Beliz Ames & Correll 1985 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 55 No 3 1986 photo fide; Fairchild Tropical Garden Bulletin Vol 47 No 2 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Panama and Costa Rica Dressler 1993; Orchids of Jamaica Glouden & Tobisch 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Wild Orchids of Florida Brown 2002 photos/drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexico Brown 2003 photo/drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Wild Orchids of the southeastern USA Brown 2003 drawing/photos fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larimendi 2005 photos fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005; Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas Brown 2008 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide