Habenaria macrandra Lindl.

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Habenaria macrandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Habenaria macrandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Habenaria macrandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Habenaria stenorhynchus Kraenzl.
Podandria macrandra (Lindl.) Rolfe
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 25 - 55 cm. Leaves mostly near the base of the stem, lanceolate to ovate, 7-13 cm long, excluding a distinct petiole of 2.5-5.5 cm. Inflorescence lax up to c. 11-flowered. Flowers white, turning green towards the apices of the tepals. Dorsal sepal erect, up to 20mm long, forming a long narrow hood over the column; lateral sepals spreading or deflexed, up to 22 mm long. Petals entire, erect, linear to filiform. Lip 3-lobed nearly to the base; all lobes filiform, mid-lobe c. 30 mm long, side lobes longer, up to 50mm long. Spur 6-7.5 cm long, green, slender but slightly swollen towards the tip.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrandra: large-flowered
Habitat: In shade in evergreen forest and dense riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1100 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: West Africa, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 29 July 2007
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 73 - 74. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 58.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria macrandra
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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 macrandra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116870, retrieved 27 August 2016

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