Habenaria katangensis Summerh. 1964 SECTION Diphyllae Drawing by Geerinck

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Katanga Habenaria [An Area of Zaire]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire in savannahs at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a tuber giving rise to a single, adpressed to the ground, cordate, subcircular,largely ovate leaf that blooms on an erect, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, rachis 3.6 to 6.4" [9 to 16 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence, with the lower floral bracts longer than the pedicels and carrying resupinate flowers.

The Drawing above is of the spur of the flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide;