Habenaria filicornis Lindl.

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Habenaria filicornis

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Borrowdale Common

Habenaria filicornis

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Msorodoni Farm

Habenaria filicornis

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Msorodoni Farm

Habenaria filicornis

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Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo Hills area.

Habenaria filicornis

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Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Habenaria filicornis

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Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Habenaria filicornis

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Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Habenaria filicornis

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Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Habenaria filicornis

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Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Habenaria chlorotica Rchb. f.
Habenaria filicornis Lindl. var. chlorotica (Rchb. f.) Geerinck
Habenaria natalensis Rchb. f. & Warm.
Habenaria wilmsiana Kraenzl.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Very slender terrestrial herb, 20 to 65 cm. Leaves scattered along the stem. Inflorescence up to 20 cm, few to many-flowered. Flowers green. Dorsal sepal erect, hooding the anthers, lateral sepals deflexed. Petals entire, pressed against the dorsal sepal. Lip three-lobed to the base, all lobes linear, the mid-lobe slightly longer and broader the the side lobes. Spur 2 to 3.5 cm long, straight or slightly curved.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, both in drier parts of bog and on shallow gravely soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 1150 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 August 2015
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 325.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 100 - 101. as Habenaria chlorotica (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 63.

Geerinck, D. (1982). Notes taxonomiques sur les Orchidacées d'Afrique centrale Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 52(1/2) Page 144.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83.

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Pages 343 - 344. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 66 - 67. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 52 - 54. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 114. (Includes a picture).

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 516 - 517. as Habenaria chlorotica (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 128.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 131 - 132. as Habenaria chlorotica

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 54 - 56. also as Habenaria chlorotica (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria filicornis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116760, retrieved 30 August 2016

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