Habenaria antennifera A.Rich. 1840 SECTION Cultratae Krenzl. Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Full sun cold LATESpring EARLY Fall

Common Name The Antenna Habenaria [ refers to the antenna-like petals and lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ethiopia, Sudan and Yemen in grassland and open scrub often among rocks at elevations of 2000 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestial with a leafy stem carrying 4 to 7, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, [4.5 to 20 cm] long, cylindrical, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, ovate-elliptic, glandular-pubescent floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria leptobrachiata Ridl. 1886; Habenaria pantothrix Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria simensis Rchb.f. 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb and Rasmussen

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