Habenaria armatissima Rchb. f.

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Habenaria armatissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Habenaria armatissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Habenaria armatissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Habenaria armatissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Habenaria armatissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Vunduzi River on opposite bank of Bunga Inselberg, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Status: Native
Description:
Notes: This species is easily confused with the similar Habenaria subarmata. That species is generally slightly smaller with a shorter spur (up to 7.5 cm).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Grassland, and deciduous woodland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr (May)
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 May 2015
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 90. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Habenaria armatissima
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Habenaria armatissima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria armatissima
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria armatissima
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria armatissima
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Habenaria armatissima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria armatissima
Ispot Southern Africa : Habenaria armatissima
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria armatissima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria armatissima
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria armatissima
Tropicos: Habenaria armatissima
West African Plants database: Habenaria armatissima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria armatissima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116640, retrieved 9 December 2016

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