Habenaria rupestris Poepp. & Endl. 1836 SECTION Leptoceras Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Rock Living Habenaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in rocky woodlands at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing lithophyte with an erect, basally sheathed, distinctly leafy above stem carrying ovate, elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, amplexicaul below leaves that blooms in the late spring on a more or less elongate, to 6" [15 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with as long as to longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Band VIII Peru Schlechter 1921; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958