Habenaria lisowskiana Geerinck 1982 SECTION Diphyllae Drawing by M Allard & Geerinck

Part shade Cool

Common Name Lisowski's Habenaria [Original collector of species]

Flower Size

Found in southern Zaire in damp places at elvations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, ovoid-ellipisoid tuber giving rise to an erect, stout, glabrous stem carrying 2, broadly reniform, shortly apiculate, basal, adpressed to the ground, glabrous leaves with 9 or so cauline bracts going up the stem that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rather densely to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnaria lisowskiana (Geerinck) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Arachnaria lisowskiana drawing fide