Habenaria haareri Summerh. 1962 SECTION Replicatae Collection sheet by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

partial shade Cool EARLY Fall

Common Name Haarer's Habenaria [Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania near Mt Kilamanjaro on grassy slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect, rather slender, leafy throughout stem carrying 8, lower 4 to 5, suberect to almost erect, lanceolate-linear, acute, grading smaller above, adpressed to the stem, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 3.6 to 6.4" [9 to 16 cm] long, rather densely 12 to 24 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, thin, lower ones longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bilabrella haareri (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;