Habenaria holubii Rolfe

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Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka West, Nosarka’s Farm

Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka West, Nosarka’s Farm

Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27.

Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27.

Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27.

Habenaria holubii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27.

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 25-80 cm tall; tubers ovoid to globose; stems leafy, leaves 6-8, the lowermost sheathlike, the uppermost grading into the bracts; flowers few to several, green or green with white lip; dorsal sepal erect, lateral sepals rolled longitudinally; petals 2-lobed almost to the base, upper lobe filiform, attached to the dorsal sepal, lower lobe curving up, hornlike; spur 5.5-7.5 cm, pendant.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: (West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 84. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria holubii
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Ispot Southern Africa: Habenaria holubii
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria holubii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria holubii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria holubii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria holubii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria holubii
Tropicos: Habenaria holubii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Habenaria holubii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116810, retrieved 19 February 2018

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