Habenaria supplicans Summerh. 1942 SECTION Pentaceras [Thou] Schlechter 1915 Drawing by Williamson

Part shade Cool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola, Malawi and Zambia in brachystegia woodlands at elevations up to 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid, villous tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 7 to 10 fairly evenly spaced up the stem, lowermost 1 to 3, sheath-like, the rest, spreading,the largest in the middle, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 4.8 to 7.6" [12 to 19 cm] long, rachis slightly zig-zag, laxly 14 to 20 flowered inflorescence with as long to shorter than the flower, floral bracts and carrying green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Habenaria sp #49 pg 50 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998