Habenaria papyracea Schltr. 1915 SECTION Pentaceras Kraenzl.

Another Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter/Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part shade Warm ColdLATER Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Papery Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Zaire, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in grasslands and open areas of woodlands at elevations of 600 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to almost globose tuber giving rise to an erectr, rather stout, leafy throughout stem carrying 8 to 14, the lowermost, 2 to 4 sheathlike, the middle ones, more or less spreading, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, basally clasping, the uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence and carrying sometimes fragrant flowers .


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 ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing good