Habenaria isoantha Schltr. 1915 SECTION ReplicataeDrawing by Chase and The Epidendra WebSite

Fragrance partial sun Warm cool LATE summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Same Flowered ? Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in grasslands at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, rather slenser to stout, leafy throughout stem carrying 10 to 15, the lowermost few sheathing, the middle 4 to 6, spreading, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, the upper ones, adpressed to the stem, lanceolate, bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, rather closely 14 to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, thin, chaffy the lower ones longer to equal to the ovary floral bracts and carrying night fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Bilabrella isoantha (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Bilabrella marxiana (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Habenaria marxiana Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;