Habenaria odontopetala

Reichenbach f.

Linnaea 18: 407. 1844.

Synonyms: Habenaria strictissima var. odontopetala (Reichenbach f.) L. O. Williams Habenella odontopetala (Reichenbach f.) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 581.

Plants terrestrial, erect, 13–100 cm. Leaves scattered along stem and gradually reduced distally, or rarely grouped toward base and abruptly reduced to bracts; blade wide-spreading to ascending, elliptic to lanceolate, 7–20 × 2–5 cm. Inflorescences: floral bracts spreading to appressed, lanceolate, 8–50 × 2–12 mm. Flowers widely diverging, not showy; sepals green; dorsal sepal deeply concave, forming hood over column, 4–7 × 4–5 mm; lateral sepals wide-spreading, 5–9 × 4–5 mm; petals yellowish, oblong-quadrangular, 3–5 × 1–2 mm, lateral lobe greatly reduced, petals appearing auriculate; lip yellowish green, linear to linear-oblong, 6–12 × 3–4 mm, lateral lobes greatly reduced, middle lobe appearing hastate-auriculate; spur cylindric to prominently clavate, slender, 1.3–2.8 mm; ovaries 2 cm. Capsules on prominent pedicel, ascending, 8–19 × 4–10 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Sep–Feb.
Habitat: Dry to wet forests, forested swamps, and thickets
Elevation: 0–80 m


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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Charles J. Sheviak +
Reichenbach f. +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +  and Central America. +
0–80 m +
Dry to wet forests, forested swamps, and thickets +
Flowering Sep–Feb. +
Illustrated +
Habenaria strictissima var. odontopetala +  and Habenella odontopetala +
Habenaria odontopetala +
Habenaria +
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