Habenaria clareae Hermans 2007 SECTION Pentaceras Kraenzl

Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Hot Cool Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Clare's Habenaria - in Madagascar - Sinananga

Flower Size 2.8" [7" cm]

Found in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar in coastal forests, humid, evergreen forests, marshes and rocky outcrops in shade at elevations of sealevel to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a leafy erect stem that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Not to be confused with the name H elliotii for a North American orchid by Beck 1833 which is now a synonym of Platanthera integra and for that reason Hermans renamed this orchid H clareae in 2007

Synonyms Habenaria elliotii Rolfe 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H elliotii; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as H elliotii; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998 as H elliotii; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;