Habenaria mossii (G.Will.) J.C.Manning 1989 SECTION Diphyllae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cold summer

Common Name Moss's Habenaria [English Botanist late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cape Province and Transvaal South Africa at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 basal, broadly ovate to orbicular leaves and a few lanceolate, acuminate cauline leaves up the stem that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, fairly densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Habenaria lithophila subsp. mossii G.Will. 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide;