Habenaria plectromaniaca Rchb.f. & S.Moore 1878 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl.

The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Spur Loving Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Kenya and Tanzania in marshy grasslands at forests edges at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 5 to 15, lowermost 1 to 2 sheathlike, the middle 5 to 7, suberect, linear to lanceolate-linear, acute, the upper ones adpressed to the stem, much smaller, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long,loosely to rather densely 7 to many flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate, thin, scarious floral bracts that are shorter than the ovary and carrying spreading white to greenish white flowers.

Synonyms Bilabrella plectromaniaca (Rchb.f. & S.Moore) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996;