Habenaria lindblomii Schltr. 1922 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl. Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Fragrance Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name Lindblom's Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in open grasslands or in woodlands at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, villious tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 2 basal, adpressed to the ground, ovate to reniform, apiculate, fleshy leaves and 5 to 10 bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2.8 to 7.6" [7 to 19 cm] long, laxly to densely 8 to many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Arachnaria lindblomii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Habenaria verdickii var. lindblomii (Schltr.) Geerinck1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as H verdickii var lindblomii; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1995 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Arachnaria lindblomii drawing fide