Habenaria mira Summerh. 1964 SECTION Ceratopetalae Kranzl. Drawing by © J S Ball and The National Herbarium Netherlands Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Enchanting Habenaria

Flower Size 1 [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe in riverine forests at elevtions of 900 to 1350 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying 8 to 12, Lowermost sheath-like, the midle ones spreading, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute to acuminate basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, 6.8 to 15.6" [17 to 39 cm] long, fairly densely many flowered inflorescence carrying suberect to spreading, green and white flowers

Synonyms Ceratopetalorchis mira (Summerh.) Szlach., Górniak & Tukallo 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review John Ball 2009 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Ceratopetalorchis mira drawing fide