Habenaria macrotidion Summerh. 1962 SECTION Replicatae

Drawing by Mary Grierson

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Large ? Habenaria

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Zambia in swamy grasslands at elevations around 1050 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 6 to 8, lowermost 1 to 2 sheathing, the next 3 to 5, suberect, linear-lanceolate, acute, the uppermost becoming bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale green, erect to spreading flowers

Synonyms Bilabrella macrotidion (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;