Habenaria amoena Summerh. 1956 SECTION Pentaceras [Thou] Schlechter 1915

Side View of Flower

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Fragrance Partial Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Beautiful Habenaria

Flower Size .65" [1.6 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania,Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on rocky hillsides in Brachystegia woodland at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters where it may may form small colonies as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial that has narrowly oblanceolate leaves all along the stem, the lowest leaves normally about 3.2" [8 cm] above ground, the largest leaves in the middle and blooms in the fall on a 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, laxly many-flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing good