Habenaria schomburgkii Lindl. ex Benth. 1843 SECTION Subnudas Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name Schomburgk's Habenaria [German Orchid Collector in northern South America 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Surinam, Guyana and Venezuela in swamps and marshy places at elevations around 1000 to 2225 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with elliptic-ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect, smooth, slender stem carrying 4 to 7, very narrow, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate leaves grading to bracts above, that blooms on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, laxly 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Rhinorchis schomburgkii (Lindl.) Szlach. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dumnstyerville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 Orchidaceaea Part 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; 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 as Rhinorchis schomburgkii drawing fide