Habenaria lelyi Summerh. 1932 SECTION Diphyllae Drawing by Lely and The Kew Royal Botanic Garden WebSite

partial sun Cool Summer

Common Name Lely's Habenaria [Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size

Found in Guinea, Nigeria and the Central African Republic at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, radical, sub-orbicular, sub-fleshy, adpressed to the ground leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 14.4" [to 36 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence with a 4" [10 cm] rachis and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria lelyi var. macroceras Summerh. 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Western Tropical Africa Hutchinson 1968; Orchids of the Central African Republic A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986;