Habenaria tweedieae Summerh. 1933 SECTION Cultratae Kraenzl. Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Tweedie

FragrantPart shade Cold LATE summer Fall

Common Name Mrs. Tweedie's Habenaria [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania on roadsides in degraded juniper forests at elevations of 1950 and 2250 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying 9 to 15, lowest sheath-like, the middle 2 to 5, lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, the uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, 4 to 18" [10 to 45 m] long, densely 15 to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

CAUTION I am not sure of this photo determination so please use with caution!!!! I assume that the drawing is correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 drawing fide