Habenaria macruroides Summerh. 1964 SECTION Macrurae Kraenzl. Collection sheet by B Hazel and The Royal Botanical Garden Kew WebSite

FragrancePart ShadecoolCold LATER Spring

Common Name The Macrura-Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon, Zaire, Uganda and Kenya in swampy grasslands at elevations of 1850 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stout, erect stem carrying 8 to 10, erect, stem clasping, lanceolate, acute, grading into bracts above leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 7.2" [8 to 18 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescnece carrying white, sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Macrura macruroides (Summerh.) Szlach. & Sawicka 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Macrura macruroides drawing fide