Habenaria roraimensis Rolfe 1901 SECTION Nudae Photo by Fabian A. Michelangeli

Inflorescence Photo by Dinets and his Homepage of Vladimir Dinets


Drawing Drawing by Foldats

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne

Part sunCold WinterTo spring

Common Name The Roraima Habenaria [A mountain in Venezuela and Guyana]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana in boggy to drier soils at elevations around 2300 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a pilose corm giving rise to an erect glabrous stem carrying small cauline, glabrous, lanceolate, acute, totally or semi adpressed to the stem leaves that decrease in size above into the bracts that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 1.6 to 9.2" [4 to 23 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Vol 1 Lasser/Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 ; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol 1 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2017 drawing fide