Habenaria petraea Renz & Grosvenor 1979 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl.Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part sun Cool Cold LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Petra's Habenaria []

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Malawi and Zambia in montane grasslands in damp areas and at the edge of forests or woodlands at elevations of 1300 to 2380 meters as a small to just large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a small ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 5 to 9, lowest 2 sheathing, the next few semi-spreading, linear-lanceolate, folded, uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 2 to 10.4" [5 to 26 cm] long, laxly to fairly densely several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, finely pubescent, to glandular, acuiminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bilabrella petraea (Renz & Grosvenor) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998;