Habenaria rautaneniana Kraenzl.

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Habenaria rautaneniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria rautaneniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria rautaneniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Habenaria trachychila Kraenzl.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, up to 80 cm. Leaves along the stem, sheathing at the base. Inflorescence many-flowered. Flowers yellow-green; side lobes of the lip white at the base, covered in papillose hairs. Petals 2-lobed, upper lobes erect clasping the dorsal sepal, lower lobes up to 20 mm, curved upwards. Dorsal sepal erect, hooding the anthers. Spur up to 23 mm, recurved, somewhat twisted and swollen near the apex.
Notes:
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Habitat: In marshy places and seasonally flooded grassland, sometimes in shallow water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1550 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Literature:

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 80. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria rautaneniana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria rautaneniana
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West African Plants database: Habenaria rautaneniana


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 rautaneniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117000, retrieved 29 June 2016

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