Habenaria cirrhata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.

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Habenaria cirrhata

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Mwinilunga District Chief Chibwika, Wanyizenzi

Habenaria cirrhata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria cirrhata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria cirrhata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria cirrhata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria cirrhata

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

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Robust herb to 140 cm tall, glabrous except for tuber; tuber ellipsoid or ovoid; stem leafy, leaves 9-13, the lowermost 1-2 loosely sheathing, mid-stem leaves broad, upper leaves grading into the bracts; inflorescence laxly 2-12 flowered; flower green and white; spur 13-22 cm long, slightly dilated towards the tip.
Notes: Not recorded for Zimb in FZ
Derivation of specific name: Cirrhata: cirrhatus (adj.) = tendrilled, ending in a narrow curled or wavy appendage
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Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: (West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Widespread in tropical Africa, Malawi
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 116.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 81.


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Flora of Malawi: Habenaria cirrhata
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria cirrhata

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


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 cirrhata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116670, retrieved 23 July 2016

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