Habenaria galactantha Kraenzl. 1912 SECTION Diphyllae

Drawing by Williamson

Part shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in open woodlands at elevations around 700 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with globose to ovoi tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 2 basal, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to orbicular, spiculate, sometimes cordate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 3.6 to 7.2" [9 to 18 cm] long, laxly 5 to 13 flowered inflorescence with greenish white sepals that are papillose or pubesecnt on the outside and white petals and lip.

Synonyms Arachnaria galactantha (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaeceae 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 of Zambeziaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995;