Habenaria strangulans Summerh. 1962 SECTION Replicatae

Drawing by Mary Grierson

Part shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Angola, Malawi and Zambia in open woodlands at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, wooly tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying about 14, lowermost 1 to 2 sheathing, the next 4 to 6 suberect, linear, the uppermost becoming bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, fairly laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying green, flowers

Synonyms Bilabrella strangulans (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;