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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria quinqueseta

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-005:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Habenaria quinqueseta

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Orchid, Long-horned Habenaria


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image of Habenaria quinqueseta, Michaux's Orchid, Long-horned Habenaria

Jim Fowler    jafhabquinqu_close030913

September    Levy County    FL

Goethe State Forest

"Quinqueseta" refers to conspicuous hornlike lobes of lip & lateral petals, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Habenaria quinqueseta, Michaux's Orchid, Long-horned Habenaria

Jim Fowler    jafhabquinqu_group030913

September    Levy County    FL

Goethe State Forest

Leaves 6-25cm x 2.5-6cm, reduced above to clasping, ovate, acuminate bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Habenaria quinqueseta

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 049-03-005:
Habenaria quinqueseta   FAMILY Orchidaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Habenaria quinqueseta

 

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2137

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods, moist hardwood hammocks, Altamaha Grit outcrops, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, with floral bracts upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-white
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals, two lateral and one dorsal
3 petals, the two lateral similar and a third (the lip) enlarged
stamens and pistil fused together into a column
Inferior ovary

Raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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