Habenaria falcicornis (Lindl.) Bolus
var. caffra (Schltr.) Renz & Schelpe

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Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Habenaria caffra Schltr.
Common names:
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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 30-45 cm. Leaves along the stem, linear lanceolate, upper leaves grading into bracts Inflorescence laxly 6-14 flowered. Flowers green and white. Dorsal sepal convex; later sepals deflexed. Petals 2-lobed; lower lobes ovate to lanceolate. Lip 3-lobed nearly to the base, mid-lobe slightly longer than the side lobes. Spur slender, incurved, 3-3.7 cm long, slightly inflated near the apex.
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Habitat: In moist grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1950 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 74 - 75. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 89.


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Habenaria falcicornis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Habenaria falcicornis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria falcicornis
Ispot Southern Africa : Habenaria falcicornis
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria falcicornis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria falcicornis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria falcicornis
Tropicos: Habenaria falcicornis
West African Plants database: Habenaria falcicornis


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 falcicornis var. caffra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116750, retrieved 24 August 2016

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