Habenaria secunda Lindl. 1835 SECTION Leptoceras Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and The Orchidstudium Website

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne

Deep Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Secund Habenaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying towards the base sheaths becoming oblong-lanceolate, 3 to 5 nerved, obtuse to acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, 1.2 to 6" [3 to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with long-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria estrellensis Rchb.f. 1850; Habenaria secunda var. estrellensis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing hmm to photo; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as H secunda var estrellensis drawing hmm to photo; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orquidees du Bresil As Orquideas sa Serra do Castelo Vol 1 Chiron & Bolsanello 2015 photo/drawing fide;