Habenaria incarnata (Lyall ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl.


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Part sun Hot Cool Summer THROUGH Fall

Common Name The Flesh Colored Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Comoros and Madagascar in grasslands, forests and woodland margins at elevations of sea level to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to oblong tubers giving rise to a leafy stem in the lower 2/3's, with 5 to 12 leaves diminishing in size towards the top and carrying linear, longly attenuate-acute towards the apex leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, very dense, 20 to 40 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, very acute, glabrous to slightly ciliate bracts and carrying greenish flowers that turn yellow with age

Synonyms Bilabrella incarnata (Lyall ex Lindl.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; *Bonatea incarnata Lyall ex Lindl. 1835; Habenaria diptera Schltr 1916; Habenaria humblotii Rchb.f. 1885; Habenaria rutenbergiana Kraenzl. 1882;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H rutenbergiana; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;