Habenaria falcicornis (Lindl.) Bolus 1882 SECTION Replicatae. Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster , and their African Bulbs WebSite

Partial Shade ColdSummer

Common Name The Sickle-Shaped Horn Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in eastern Cape Province and Natal South Africa in moist grasslands at elevations of 900 to 1950 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 10, linear lanceolate to elliptic, cauline leaves all along the stem, upper leaves grading into bracts that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 28" [to 70 cm] long, laxly 6-60 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bilabrella falcicornis Lindl. 1835; Bilabrella falciformis Bolus 1882; Bilabrella salsicornis Steud. 1840; Bilabrella tetrapetala (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bonatea bilabrella Lindl. 1835; Bonatea minor Mundt ex Kraenzl. 1893; Bonatea tetrapetala Lindl. 1836; Habenaria bilabrella (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria mundtii Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria tetramera Bolus 1882; Habenaria tetrapetala (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H chlorotica drawing good; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; 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 as H caffra in part photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 1 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;