Habenaria schimperiana A. Rich.

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Habenaria schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Habenaria schimperiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Habenaria genuflexa Rendle
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves along the stem, narrowly lanceolate, middle leaves usually longest. Inflorescence open, up to 25 flowers. Flowers green, white in the centre. Pedicel and ovary at a 90° angle, giving the flowers a very loose, drooping appearance. Petals bi-lobed, upper lobes white, curling back, lower lobes much longer, facing down. white near the base. Stigmatic arms knob-like, facing forward. Spur up to 16 mm, twisted in the middle, inflated near the apex.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Marshes and flooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Sudan, DRC, eastern and southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 218 - 219. (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 328.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 129.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 105. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 78. (Includes a picture).

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


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria schimperiana
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Tropicos: Habenaria schimperiana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria schimperiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117020, retrieved 29 March 2017

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