Habenaria hilsenbergii Ridl. 1885

Photo by G Gilles and The Paleo-Orchid WebPage

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Photo by David Roberts

Deep shade Cool LATER Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Hilsenberg's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in rocky prairies at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 rounded to more or less elongate tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped basally by sheaths and carrying 5 to 10 rigid, ascending, basally clasping, acute apically leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence. .

Synonyms Habenaria ankaratrana Schltr. 1924; Habenaria atra Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H ankaratrana; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H atra; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide to the David Roberst photo above; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide Fide to G Gilles photo;

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