Habenaria bicolor Conrath & Kraenzl. 1906 SECTION Chlorinae

Photo by Estelle Green

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Douglas McMurtry and The Afriorchids Flickr Orchid Photo Website

partial sun Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Two Colored Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zimbabwe and Transval South Africa in open sunny grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, spreading, narrowly oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute to attenuate, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, moderately lax, 12 to 35 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts that are longer than the flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 4 1968 as Habenaria Schweinfurthii photo fide; AOS Bulletin VOl 37 # 6 1968; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; 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;