Habenaria subauriculata B.L.Rob. & Greenm. 1896

Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Almost Eared Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Puebla and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations around 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, flexuous, leafy stem carrying ovate, acute, 3 nerved, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria entomantha var. subauriculata (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Ames & L.O.Williams 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005