Habenaria lewallei Geerinck 1977 SECTION Diphyllaae Drawing by Geerink

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name Lewalle's Habenaria [French Botanist and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Burundi in savannahs and open forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a villous tuber giving rise to a single, basal, adpressed tothe ground, cordate, subcircular, acute, glabrous leaf that blooms on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, long hairy, laxly 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary floral bracts 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;