Habenaria silvatica Schltr.

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Synonyms: Habenaria debiliflora G. Will.
Habenaria debilis G. Will.
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Notes: There has been long term confusion between this species and H. uhehensis, which it closely resembles. Based on specimens at the National Herbarium in Harare (SRGH), H. silvatica has been said to occur in Zimbabwe (Grosvenor, 1976; Fibeck & Dare, 1993; La Croix et al., 1991).

More recently (La Croix & Cribb, 1995), it has been suggested that, according to the original description of H. silvatica by Rudolf Schlechter, specimens from northern Zambia are the only ones from within the Flora Zambesiaca area, which belong to that species. Specimens from Zimbabwe all belong to H. uhehensis. It must therefore be concluded that H. silvatica is not a Zimbabwean species.
Derivation of specific name: silvatica: sylvan, forest-loving
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, northern Zambia; NOT a Zimbabwean species.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16

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

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

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam

Other sources of information about Habenaria silvatica:

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Flora of Malawi: Habenaria silvatica
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria silvatica

External websites:

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

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 silvatica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117030, retrieved 19 July 2019

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