Habenaria macrantha Hochst. ex A.Rich. 1850 SECTION Multipartitae Kraenzl Drawing by A.C. Vauthier and The Plant Illustrations WebSite

Another Drawing Drawing by Barbara Evans and The Saudi Aramco World WebSite

Part Shade cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Large Flowered Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda in upland grasslands and moors at elevations of 1650 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rather loosely 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like, lower ones equal to longer than the flowers, lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Kryptostoma macranthum (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Szlach. 1995; Ochyrorchis macrantha (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #4 1969 photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Ochyrorchis macrantha drawing fide