Habenaria tentaculigera Rchb. f.

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Habenaria tentaculigera

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kabompo Gorge

Habenaria tentaculigera

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE, Kanyanga

Habenaria tentaculigera

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE, Kanyanga

Habenaria tentaculigera

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE, Kanyanga

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Synonyms: Habenaria ludens Kraenzl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 20-60 cm tall. Tubers variously shaped. Stems leafy. Inflorescence laxly 3-17 flowered; flowers green and white. Spur 20-22 mm long with a knee-like bend just below the base.
Derivation of specific name: Tentaculigera = with tentacles.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): South-central Africa: Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 328.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 124 - 126. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 45. illustration on p. 60 and p. 61 (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Habenaria tentaculigera
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria tentaculigera

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

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 tentaculigera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117110, retrieved 22 April 2019

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