Habenaria holothrix Schltr. 1903 SECTION Diphyllae ISOTYPE Drawing by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Type Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

SOMETIMESFragrant Part shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Completely Hairy Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe in seasonally wet, grassy depressions at elevations around 1150 to 1360 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, sparsely tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, with spreading hairy stem carrying a single, basal, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to orbicular, basally cordate, glabrous to sparsely hairy on top, ciliate margined, apiculate leaf, bract-like, hairy leaves above up the stem that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, .4 to 4.4" [1 to 11 cm] long, laxly 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with softly hairy bracts and green to yellow green flowers that are sometimes fragrant.

Synonyms Pseudohemipilia holothrix (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Pseudohemipilia holothrix drawing ok