Habenaria compta Summerh. 1962 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl. Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

partial sun Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Angola and Zambia in marshes at elevations around 1500 to 1680 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a leafy throughout stem carrying 7 to 9, linear, acute, grading into bracts above leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, lax to dense, several to many flowered inflorescence with finely reticulate floral bracts

Synonyms Bilabrella compta (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Orchidoideae [Part one] Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella compta drawing good