Habenaria unifoliata Summerh. 1942 SECTION Diphyllae

Drawing by Williamson

Part shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Single Leafed Habenaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Angola, Malawi and Zambia amongst rocks at elevations of 1250 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid villous tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying a single, basal, adpressed to the ground, reniform, cordate base leaf and several bract-like stem leaves above that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, erect, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] long, rather loosely 20 to many flowered inflorescence with carrying green to yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaeceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide