Habenaria hirsutissima Summerh. 1964 SECTION DiphyllaeCollection sheet by Figueriredo Gomes e Sousa and The Europeana WebSite

partial shade Warm Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Hairiest Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in northern Mozambique in open forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to globose tubers giving rise to a hairy stem carrying hairy, basal, adpressed to the ground, orbicular, cordate, glabrous above and below, densely hairy margined leaf that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, few to several flowered inflorescence with 3, triangular, adpressed to the stem, distant, hairy bracts and smaller, similar floral bracts.

Very similar to H leucotricha but differs in the hairy petals amd lip and the anteriorpetal lobe is patent or ascending and not relexed, The anther is shorter and the canals are relatively longer than in H leucotricha.

Synonyms Pseudohemipilia hirsutissima (Summerh.) Szlach. 2003

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