Habenaria sochensis Rchb. f.

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Habenaria sochensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria sochensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria sochensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria sochensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

Habenaria sochensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13km.

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Status: Native
Description:
Robust herb 0.6-2m tall; tuber ellipsoid or ovoid; stem leafy, leaves 11-16, the two lowest loosely sheathing, the upper leaves grading into the bracts; inflorescence many flowered; flower green and white, lower petal lobes like extended wings, hinged, oscillating in the breeze; spur 17-25 mm.
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Derivation of specific name: Sochensis: Soche Hill, Blantyre, Malawi
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: (West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

Bingham, M.G. (2002). Biology of the terrestrial orchid Habenaria sochensis Rchb.f. in Zambia Kirkia 18(1) Pages 111 - 116.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 105 - 106.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 78. (Includes a picture).


Other sources of information about Habenaria sochensis:

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Flora of Malawi: Habenaria sochensis
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria sochensis

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


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 sochensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117050, retrieved 18 June 2019

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