Monographs Details: Habenaria leprieuri var. heptadactyla (Rchb.f.) R.E.Schult.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Gran Sabana, on lower slopes of Ilu-tepui, 1300 m alt., in swampy palm woodland between Camp 2 and Base Camp, March 23, 1952, B. Maguire 33544-A; Ilu-tepui, Gran Sabana, in open savanna in drainage of Rio Aponguao, 1200 m alt., infrequent, flowers bright yellow, March 27-28, 1952, Maguire 33638; vicinity of Uriman, in large savanna, 300 m alt., leaves erect with incurved margins, flowers yellow, April 30, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75315. Amazonas: near Maipures, Spruce 3650; along junction between riverine forest and savanna about 5 km west of Santa Barbara, at junction of Rios Ventuari and Orinoco, 100 m alt., flowers yellow, February 23, 1951, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 32072; Alto Rio Orinoco, on Esmeralda Ridge, 150-200 m alt., flowers yellow, B. Maguire & J. J. Wurdack 34655. TRINIDAD and BRAZIL. The type of Habenaria heptadactyla was from Venezuela.

Discussion:

Habenaria heptadactyla Schomb., Vers. Fauna u. Fl. Br. Guiana 3: 1123. 1848, nomen; Reichb. f., Linnaea 22: 812. 184

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Brazil South America|