Habenaria edgarii Summerh.1942 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part sun Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Edgar's Habenaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania and Zambia in wet dambos, tall grasslands and woodlands at elevations of 1500 to 1750 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect leafy stem carrying 2 basal, reniform, apiculate or rounded basally, adpressed to the ground becoming bract-like above leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are much shorter than the ovaries

Synonyms Arachnaria edgarii (Summerh.) Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 Photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Arachnaria edgarii drawing fide