Habenaria pubipetala Summerh. 1942 SECTION Trachypetala Summerh. Photo by Margaret Westrop and her Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Part sun Cool LATERSummer Fall

Common Name The Hairy Petaled Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Malawi in evergreen forests, edges of Brachystegia forests and seepage areas at elevtions of 1250 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 8 to 10, spaced, 2 lowermost sheathing, the mid-cauline, broadly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 6.4 to 12" [16 to 30 cm] long, rather laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Trachypetalum pubipetalum (Summerh.) Szlach. & Sawicka 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;