Habenaria transvaalensis Schltr. 1895 Photo by Joyce Stewart

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Transvaal Habenaria [A state of South Africa]

Flower Size

Found in Lesotho, Natal and Transvaal states of South Africa in montane thickets in shade, forest patches on grassy slopes or along forest margins in boggy very wet soil at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying cauline, spreading, elliptic leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, fairly laxly 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bonatea bracteata G.McDonald & McMurtry 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 as Habenaria tranvaalensis photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as Bonatea bracteata; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000 as B bracteata; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Mcmurty, Grobler and Burns 2008 photos fide;