Habenaria occlusa Summerh. 1964

SECTION Multipartitae Kraenzl Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Hidden? Habenaria

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Tanzania in upland grasslands at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 5 to 8, lowermost 1 to 2, sheathlike, the rest suberect, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to obtuse, grading towards the apex to bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer? on an erect, 2.8 to 7.6" [7 to 19 cm] long, rather densely to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Kryptostoma occlusum (Summerh.) Szlach.1995; Ochyrorchis occlusa (Summerh.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;