Habenaria vollesenii S.Thomas & P.J.Cribb 1996SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl. Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Cool spring

Common Name Vollesen's Habenaria [Danish Botanist and original co-collector Currrent]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ethiopia in low woodlands and high bushlands at elevations of 1200 to 1575 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy in the lower half stem carrying 2 to 5, lanceolate to almost linear, becoming smaller towards the apex leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 4.8" to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long, rather laxly 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, usually somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bilabrella vollesenii (S.Thomas & P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 200

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo/drawing fide