Habenaria magnirostris Summerh.1960 SECTION Pentaceras

Drawing by Margaret Stones

Part shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Large Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in wet dambos and boggy grasslands at elevations of 1450 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect, leafy stem enveloped completely by leaf sheath bases carrying about 6, the 2 lowermost sheth-like, the uppermost 2 bractlike, the rest semi-erect, lanceolate to linearacute rather fleshy leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide