Habenaria huillensis Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION ReplicataeDrawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

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Common Name The Huille Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Angola and Zimbabwe in grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid to ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 4 to 16, lowermost 1 to 3, white with green venation, sheathing, middle ones, erect, linear, grading into bracts above, adpressed leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 2.4" to 10.8" [6 to 27 cm] long, 6 to many flowered inflorescence with thin, lower ones longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are green to yellowish green with whitish centers . Synonyms Bilabrella huillensis (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; Bilabrella kubangensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; Bilabrella urundiensis (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Habenaria kubangensis Schltr. 1903; Habenaria urundiensis Summerh. 1962;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of the Central African Republic A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella huillensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella kubangensis drawing fide