Habenaria stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore
subsp. rhodesiaca Summerh.

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Habenaria stylites subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Habenaria stylites subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Habenaria stylites subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Habenaria stylites subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 20 - 55 cm. Leaves 2, basal, appressed to the ground, broadly ovate to almost round. Several small bract-like leaves along the flowering stem. Inflorescence fairly densely 10-20 flowered. Flowers white. Dorsal sepal erect, convex, forming a hood; lateral sepals spreading obliquely ovate, acute. Petals 2-lobed nearly to the base; upper lobes linear, erect adnate to the dorsal sepal; lower lobes linear, often spreading outwards and upwards. Lip 3-lobed c. 3 mm from the base; mid-lobe oblong-lanceolate, wider than the side lobes. Spur 2.5-3 cm, slender throughout.
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Habitat: On rocky slopes and old termite mounds in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 22 August 2006
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 136 - 137.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 97. (Includes a picture).

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 stylites
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West African Plants database: Habenaria stylites


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 stylites subsp. rhodesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117080, retrieved 29 August 2016

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