Habenaria apiculata Summerh. 1962 Collection sheet and photos by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cold LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Apiculate Habenaria

Flower Size

Found In Tanzania and Malawi? at elevations around 2000 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, descending in size towards the apex and becoming bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the flowers floral bracts carrying suberect flowers.

CAUTION If this orchid is not from Malawi then this determination is incorrect, but it seems to fit the parameters of this species fairly well.

Synonyms Trachypetalum apiculatum (Summerh.) Szlach. & Sawicka 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Summerhayes 1968 Drawing fide