Habenaria virens A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845 SECTION Seticauda


photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name The Greenish Habenaria

Flower Size .6 to .8" 1.5 to 2 cm] long,

Found in Mexico in oak forests at elevations of around 2200 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, ovoid to oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 5 to 12, elliptic-lanceolate, ascending to extending, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, racemose, 16" [40 cm] long, 10 to 40 flowered inflorescence with less than to somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 drawing good; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Flora Novo Galaciana McVaugh 1985 drawingOrquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005