Habenaria kilimanjari Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl. TYPE for the section Photos by Colleen Mannheimer and Benny Bytebier and The Scielo South Africa Website

Drawing Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadehotCold Winter

Common Name The Mt Kilamanjaro Habenaria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Angola in seasonally flooded grasslands at elevations of 90 to 200 and 2400? meters as a small to large sized, hot to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender to rather stout, leafy throughout stem carrying 7 to 13, spreading, linear to narrowly lanceolate, grading smaller towards the apex leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 1.6 to 14.8" [4 to 37 cm] long, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bilabrella kilimanjari (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; Bilabrella lutaria (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Bilabrella martialis (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Habenaria lutaria Schltr. 1915; Habenaria martialis Rchb.f. 1881; Habenaria theodorii Kraenzl. 1929; Habenaria uhligii Kraenzl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella kilimanjari drawing fide