Habenaria kraenzliniana Schltr. 1895 SECTION Diphyllae

Inflorescence Photos by Douglas McMurty and his Afriorchids Flickr Photo WebSite

partial sun Cold LATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Kraenzlin's Habenaria [German Botanist later 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Natal & Transvaal states of South Africa in open highland grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2, radical, adpressed to the ground, somewhat fleshy, apiculate, broadly ovate leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, erect, laxly to moderately densely many flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schlelpe and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Field Guide toteh Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler and Burns 2008 photos fide;