Habenaria subarmata Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Diphyllae Kraenzl.Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part sun HotCool Summer

Common Name The Almost Not Armored Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namimbia and Cape Province South Africa in dry deciduous woodlands at elevations of 350 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with globose, pubescent tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, reniform to suborbicular, apiculate to slightly emarginate, pale green, rather fleshy, next 6 to 10 bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 10.8" [10 to 27 cm] long, densely 12 to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying semi-erect to spreading flowers.

Synonyms Arachnaria subarmata (Rchb.f.) Szlach.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1995 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo ok; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Arachnaria subarmata; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide;