Habenaria subaequalis Summerh. 1962 SECTION Replicatae Kranzl 1892

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Fragrance Part Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Slightly Unequal Habenaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Zimbabwe in moist (sub)montane grassland, usually in marshy ground among rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2180 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to coldgrowing terrestrial with ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect leafy stem with leaves along the stem but mainly near the base, leathery, linear-lanceolate, folded along their length that blooms in summer on an erect, terminal, 10-30 flowered, large in relation to the stem, racemose inflorescence with fragrant [lily of the valley] flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide