Habenaria hebes la Croix & P.J.Cribb 1993 SECTION Replicatae

Drawing by Eleanor Catherine

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Dull Habenaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Zambia in seasonally damp grasslands and sandy plateau grasslands at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 8 to 13, lowermost 1 to 2 sheathing, the next 2 to 5, suberect, narrowly linear, the upper 5 to 6 bract-like leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, fairly laxly 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying green, semi-erect to semi-spreading flowers

Synonyms Bilabrella hebes (la Croix & P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;