Habenaria barbertonii Kraenzl. & Schltr. 1897

Photo by Douglas McMurtry and The Afriorchids Flickr Orchid Photo Website

partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Barberton Habenaria [A location in northern South Africa

Flower Size

Found in northern South Africa in rocky highland savannah at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with about 10, cauline, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, laxly 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler and Burns 2008 photos fide;