Habenaria disparilis Summerh.

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Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm

Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm

Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm

Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Habenaria disparilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb, up to 80 cm. Leaves along the stem, the lowest leaves sheathing with dark reticulate veining, middle leaves spreading. Inflorescence up to 30 cm, densely many-flowered. Flowers green, white in the centre. Sepals all reflexed. Petals two-lobed, upper lobes erect, curving back, lower lobes spreading lanceolate, often with split, acute tip. Lip three-lobed, lobes linear, deflexed, mid-lobe slightly longer than side lobes. Spur 20-30 mm. inflated near the apex. Stigmatic arms and anther channels diverging at about 60°, pointing forward.
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Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, grassland and along road sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1150 - 2030 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 August 2013
Literature:

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 63.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 90 - 93. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 70. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 121.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1962). African orchids XXVIII Kew Bulletin 16(2) Pages 277 - 280. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 53 - 54.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria disparilis
African Plant Database: Habenaria disparilis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Habenaria disparilis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria disparilis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria disparilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria disparilis
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria disparilis
Tropicos: Habenaria disparilis
Wikipedia: Habenaria disparilis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria disparilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116710, retrieved 26 October 2020

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