Habenaria humilior Rchb. f.

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Habenaria humilior

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kundalila Falls, Serenje Distr., Central Province

Habenaria humilior

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kundalila Falls, Serenje Distr., Central Province

Habenaria humilior

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kundalila Falls, Serenje Distr., Central Province

Habenaria humilior

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kundalila Falls, Serenje Distr., Central Province

Habenaria humilior

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kundalila Falls, Serenje Distr., Central Province

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Synonyms: Habenaria culicifera Rendle
Habenaria hochstetteriana Kränzl. ex Engl.
Habenaria kassneriana Kraenzl.
Habenaria replicate
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 70 cm tall; stem leafy, lowest sheath-like, mid-stem leaves largest up to 5-23 x 0.5-2.2 cm, suberect to spreading; inflorescence laxly few to many-flowered; flowers spreading, white, green or green and white; spur 15-25 mm long, slightly incurved and swollen towards the apex.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia and Sudan south to DRC, Uganda, Tanzania Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 96 - 97.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 71. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 137.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 59.


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


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 humilior.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116830, retrieved 17 July 2019

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