Habenaria stenorhynchos Schltr. 1895 SECTION Ceratopetalae Photo by © N Wightman and The Flora of Zimbabwe Website

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

Type Collection sheet by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Slim Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Transvaal South Africa in boggy grasslands at elevations of 1280 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 4 to 8 the basal 1 to 2, usually sheath-like the middle ones semi-spreading, ovate to lanceolate, the upper ones grading smaller into bracts like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, laxly 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Ceratopetalorchis stenorhynchos (Schltr.) Szlach., Górniak & Tukallo 2003; Habenaria dactylostigma Schltr. 1915

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/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Ceratopetalorchis stenorhynchos drawing fide