Habenaria disparilis Summerhs.1962 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl. 1892

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Partial Shade CoolSpring Fall

Common Name The Unequal Habenaria

Flower Size .65" [1.6 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Brachystegia woodlands, grasslands and along road sides at elevations of 1150 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a leaves all along the stem, the lowest leaves sheathing with dark reticulate veining, middle leaves spreading and upper bract-like and blooms in the late spring through early fall on a terminal, erect up to 12" [30 cm] long, densely many-flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella disparilis drawing fide