Habenaria socorroae R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006Photos by R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa © and The Epidendra Website

Fragrant Part shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Socorro Gonzales Habenaria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico in oak forets on slopes at elevations around 1450 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrrestrial with an ellisoid tyber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 7, cauline, coriaceous, erect to apically arcuate, the 2 lowqest reduced to bracts, growing in size above, the apical one largest, sessile, adpressed to the stem, revolute margin, cuneate, oblong-lanceolate, acumnate, greenish yellow, sulcate leaves taht blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, rachis angled, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 6 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, arching, somewhat twisted, the lowest longer than the ovary, the apical one as long as the ovary, truncate-rounded, triangular-lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaenously opening, long-lasting, showy, fragrnat flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ibugana 12(2): 14 R.González & Cuevas-Figueroa 2004 publ. 2006 Drawing fide