Habenaria harmsiana Schltr.1915 SECTION Ceratopetalae Kraenzl

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Fragrance. Part sun warm Cool Summer

Common Name Harms' Habenaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia in boggy grasslands at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid to ellipsoid, woolly tubers giving rise to a leafy erect stem carrying 7 to 12, lowermost 1 to 2 mostly sheathing, the next 4 to 6, sub-erect, lanceolate, the upper grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 2 to 11" [5 to 28 cm] long, 2 to 25 flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers

Synonyms Ceratopetalorchis harmsiana (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998;