Habenaria socialis Fawc. & Rendle 1909

TYPE Drawing by Fawcett & Rendle

Part Shade Warm

Common Name The In Company Habenaria [Because it is similar to and found with H alata]

Flower Size .4" ,1 cm]

Found in marshy soils near Mandeville Jamaica at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying thin, lanceolate, grading into the bracts above, 9 nerved, acute, leaves that blooms on a 1.6"[ 4 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Differs from H alata in the texture and venation of the leaves, in flowers that are 1/2 the size, in the shape of the tepals and the relatively longer lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910;