Habenaria gilbertii S.Thomas & P.J.Cribb 1996 SECTION Multipartitae Kraenzl.

TYPE Drawing by Suanna Stuart Smith & P.J.Cribb

Part shade Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Gilbert's Habenaria [English Botanist and Original Collector of species current]]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ethiopia in grassy areas among cultivaterd fields and in wet evergreen bushlands at elevations of 2100 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a leafy, erect stem carrying 3 to 5, lowermost sheath-like, largest at the middle of the stem, oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 5.6 to 6.4" [14 to 16 cm] long, 9 to 11 flowered inflorescence with lanceoilate, decreasing in size above floral bracts and carrying pale green flowers.

Synonyms Kryptostoma gilbertii (S.Thomas & P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Ochyrorchis gilbertii (S.Thomas & P.J.Cribb) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 drawing fide;