Habenaria culveri Schltr. 1895

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

partial shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Culver's Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Natal, Swaziland and Transvaal in mistbelt evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing, slender terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout stem carrying 7 to 10, cauline, alternate, widely spaced, elliptic, crenulate margin, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, laxly 9 to 25 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; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo s good;