Habenaria falciloba Summerh. 1951 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892


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Part sun Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Sickle-Shaped Lobe Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Zambia in woodlands at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with about 5, broadly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, densely 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with leafy, longer than the flower florla bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!!

Synonyms Kryptostoma falcilobum (Summerh.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2000; Pseudocoeloglossum falcilobum (Summerh.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Southern Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Pseudocoeloglossum falcilobum