Habenaria calvilabris Summerh.

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Status: Native
Terrestrial herb up to 90 cm tall; stem leafy with largest leaves c. 10-20 x 1-3.5 cm; inflorescence several to many-flowered, laxly arranged; ovary with silvery papillose ridges; flowers scented, held almost horizontal, greenish-white or green with lip mid-lobe white.
Derivation of specific name: Calvilabris: refers to the thread-like fringes on the lip
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Perennial, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 112 - 115. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 56.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria calvilabris
African Plant Database: Habenaria calvilabris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Habenaria calvilabris
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria calvilabris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria calvilabris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria calvilabris
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Ispot Southern Africa: Habenaria calvilabris
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria calvilabris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria calvilabris
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria calvilabris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria calvilabris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria calvilabris
Tropicos: Habenaria calvilabris

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria calvilabris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116660, retrieved 18 April 2019

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