Habenaria decorata Hochst. ex A.Rich. 1850 SECTION Multipartitae Kraenzl. Collection Sheet and Drawing by Schimper and The Kew Database Website

Part Sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Decorated Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in upland moorlands and mountain slopes at elevations of 2500 to 3800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying 3 to 7, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer on a to 6" [15 cm] long, rather laxly 12 to 11 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, longer than the flower floral bracts and carrying suberect, all white flowers.

Synonyms Ala decorata (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Szlach. 1995; Alinorchis decorata (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Ala decorata drawing good; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb and Rasmussen 2004 drawing/photo fide;