FZ.15. Habenaria Willd.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs. Leaves basal or cauline or appressed to the ground in a few spp. Inflorescence a terminal spike, Flowers usually inconspicuous, green, white or yellow. Sepals free, the dorsal sepal sometimes forming a hood with the petals. Petals entire or 2-lobed; lip usually 3-lobed, spurred, with the spur often swollen or flattened. Stigmatic arms often elongated. With Eulophia, this is one of the largest orchid genera in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Worldwide: c.600 species in the tropics and subtropics

Zimbabwe: 61 taxa.

Habenaria macrostele

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aberrans Schltr.NDescription, Image
amoena Summerh.N,C,EDescription, Image
anaphysema Rchb. f.[DD]C,EDescription
armatissima Rchb. f.[DD]W,C,E,SDescription, Image
bicolor Conrath & Kraenzl.C,E
calvilabris Summerh.[DD]N,CDescription, Image
cirrhata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.N,EDescription, Image
clavata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
cornuta Lindl.[DD]N,C,EDescription, Image
debeerstiana Kraenzl.N,CDescription, Image
disparilis Summerh.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
dregeana Lindl.N,C,E
elliotii Rolfe ex Kraenzl.E
epipactidea Rchb. f.[DD]W,C,EDescription, Image
falcicornis (Lindl.) Bolus var. caffra (Schltr.) Renz & SchelpeEDescription, Image
filicornis Lindl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
galactantha Kraenzl.[DD]N,CDescription, Image
galpinii BolusN,W,E,SDescription, Image
harmsiana Schltr.EDescription, Image
holothrix Schltr.[DD]CDescription
holubii Rolfe[DD]WDescription, Image
huillensis Rchb. f.N,E
humilior Rchb. f.C,EDescription, Image
ichneumonea (Sw.) Lindl.[DD]C,S
laurentii De Wild.N,C
lindblomii Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
macrandra Lindl.EDescription, Image
macrostele Summerh.C,EDescription, Image
macrura Kraenzl.NDescription, Image
magnirostris Summerh.C,EDescription, Image
malacophylla Rchb. f.W,C,EDescription, Image
mira Summerh.E
myodes Summerh. subsp. myodes C,E
njamnjamica Kraenzl.N,CDescription, Image
nyikana Rchb. f. subsp. nyikana N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
papyracea Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
petitiana (A. Rich.) T. Durand & SchinzC,E
pilosa Schltr.EDescription, Image
praestans Rendle var. praestans N,C,EDescription, Image
rautaneniana Kraenzl.[DD]N,C,EDescription, Image
retinervis Summerh.NDescription, Image
schimperiana A. Rich.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
silvatica Schltr.N,C,E
singularis Summerh.[End][LR-lc]N,C,E
sochensis Rchb. f.N,C,EDescription, Image
stenorhynchos Schltr.[DD]C,SDescription, Image
strangulans Summerh.N,C,E
stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore subsp. rhodesiaca Summerh.N,C,SDescription, Image
subaequalis Summerh.[NrEnd][LR-lc]C,EDescription, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.N,W,SDescription, Image
tentaculigera Rchb. f.C,EDescription, Image
trachypetala Kraenzl.E
tridens Lindl.[DD]E
trilobulata Schltr.EDescription, Image
tysonii BolusE
uhehensis Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
uncicalcar Summerh.N,CDescription, Image
unguilabris B.R. Adams[End][CR]N
verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
weberiana Schltr.[DD]C,EImage
zambesina Rchb.f.[DD]N,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Habenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Habenaria
Flora of Caprivi: Habenaria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Habenaria
Flora of Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Habenaria
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Habenaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Habenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Habenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria
Tropicos: Habenaria
Wikipedia: Habenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 21 May 2024

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