Habenaria tridens Lindl. 1837 SECTION Pentaceras Kraenzl. 1892 Photo by Susan Abell and The ISpot WebSite

partial shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Three Toothed Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Natal, Transvaal and Cape Province on sunny stream banks very close to the water at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 6 to 12, cauline, suberect, narrowly oblong, acute leaves and 2 to 3 uppermost leaves erect, narrowly oblong, acute, as long as the median sepal and adherent to it that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, usually shorter than the flowers floral bracts. .

Synonyms Habenaria barberae Schltr. 1895; Habenaria gerrardii Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1996; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide