Habenaria diselloides Schltr. 1915 SECTION Replicatae Collection sheet and photo by Jany Renz The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial sun Cool Cold LATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size small

Found in Malawi and Tanzania around seepage rocks and gravel workings at elevations around 1700 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with globose to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, densely leafy stem carrying 7 to 12, lowermost 3, white with green reticulation, sheath-like, the next 7 to 8, semi erect, close set, lanceolate to linear, acute, conduplicate, grading shorter and narrower above leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Bilabrella diselloides (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as syn to H stoltzii; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;