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,C
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
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.[End][LR-lc]C,EDescription, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.N,W,S
tentaculigera Rchb. f.C,EDescription, Image
trachypetala Kraenzl.E
tridens Lindl.[DD]E
trilobulata Schltr.EDescription, Image
tysonii BolusE
uhehensis Schltr.N,CDescription
uncicalcar Summerh.N,CDescription, Image
unguilabris B.R. Adams[End][CR]N
verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr.N,CDescription
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 Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Habenaria
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Habenaria
Wikipedia: Habenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 27 October 2021

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