Habenaria yookuaaensis Mejía-Marín, Espejo, López-Ferr. & R.Jiménez 2017 SECTION Seticauda Photos by © Mejía-Marín, Espejo, López-Ferr. & R.Jiménez and The Phytotaxa Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Yo’o kua’a Habenaria [Mixtec for The Place of Red Soil]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico between rocks, on moist soils rich in organic matter, under the shade of the trees on riverbanks at elevations around 300 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with erect, glabrous stems carrying 8 to 11 polystichous, largest inthe middle, lower reduced to sheaths, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, membraneous, entire, glabrousm , 3 veined, acute to acuminate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, racemose, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, cylindrical, rachis slightly keeled, green, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, entire, slightly larger than the ovary below, shorter than the ovary above, 3 to 5 veined floral bracts and carrying ascendant, white greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 292 (1): 074–078 Mejía-Marín, Espejo, López-Ferr. & R.Jiménez 2017 Habenaria yookuaaensis (Orchidaceae: Orchidioideae), a new species from Oaxaca, Mexico drawing/photo fide