Habenaria tubifolia la Croix & P.J.Cribb 1993 SECTION Replicatae

Drawing by Eleanor Catherine

Part shade Cool LATE Summer

Common Name The Tubular Shaped Leaves Habenaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Zambia in open bush at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a leafy stem carrying numerous, lowermost 10 to 12 tubular and clustered near the stem base, with clasping, imbricating bases the next 6 or so adpressed to the stem, lanceolate to ovate, acuminate bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, fairly laxly 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, margins erose, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale green, spreading flowers

Synonyms Bilabrella tubifolia (la Croix & P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;