Habenaria quartzicola Schltr. 1924 SECION Bilabrella TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Part shade Warm Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Quartz Loving Habenaria [refers to the rocky quartzite outcrops that this species prefers]

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in central Madagascar in rocky quartzite outcrops and wet flushes at elevations around 800 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestro-lithophyte with 3 elongated tubers giving rise to a glabrous stem carrying 5 to 6, above the middle, sub-erect, linear-acute, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the later summer on a dense, 2" [5 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescnece with lanceolate-acuminate, almost equal to the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DuPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;