Habenaria weberiana Schltr. 1915 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl.

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Schlechter andThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Fragrance Part sun Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Weber's Habenaria

Flower Size .65" [1.65 cm]

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in wet grasslands at elevations of 850 to 1620 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with globose to ellipsoid, sparsely hairy tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 6 to 13, lowest few sheath-like, middle 2 to 7, sub-erect, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, 3 prominently veined, uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 12 " [to 30 cm] long, rather laxly to fairly densely several to many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying foul smelling flowers

Synonyms Bilabrella weberiana (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; Habenaria huillensis var. weberiana (Schltr.) Geerinck 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella weberiana drawing fide