Habenaria lefebureana (A.Rich.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894 SECTION Pseudoperistylus P F Hunt

Plant in situ Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Fragrance Part shade Warm Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name Lefevre's Habenaria [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Yemen in short grass on rocky slopes and in scrub at elevations of 2600 to 3800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying the largest in the middle of the stem, elliptic to elliptic-ovate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, cylindrical to rarely pyramidal, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Herminium lefebureanum (A.Rich.) Rchb.f. 1852; Montolivaea aethiopica (Szlach. & Olszewski) Szlach. 2001; Montolivaea lefebureana (A.Rich.) Szlach. 2001; *Peristylus lefebureanus A.Rich. 1840; Platanthera lefeburiana (A.Rich.) Engl. 1892; Pseudoperistylus aethiopicus Szlach. & Olszewski 2000; Pseudoperistylus lefebureanus (A.Rich.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2000;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Peristylus lefebureanus; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb and Rasmussen 2004 photo fide