Habenaria ambositrana Schltr. 1916 SECION Bilabrella

Photo by Phillip Cribb and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the The Arkive WebPage

Partial sun Cool Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Ambositra Habenaria [An area of central Madagascar

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid areas near rivers, marshes and wet grasslands among rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with oblong-fusiform tubers giving rise to an erect, glaberous stem carrying 5 to7, below the middle, narrowly linear, acute incurved tubular below leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, loose, cylindrical, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-elliptical, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts with the flat flowers not adpressed to the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;