Habenaria arianae Geerinck 1977 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl.


Collection Sheets and Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial shade Warm Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Ariana's Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Angola in wet grasslands and seepage areas with shallow soil over rock at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to elliptic tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 10 to 20, lowermost 2 to 3 are sheathing leaves white with dark green reticulation, the middle 5 to 8 are semi-erect, linear, basally widening and the upper few are bract-like adpressed to the stem leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Bilabrella arianae (Geerinck) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Bilabrella williamsonii (P.J.Cribb) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Habenaria williamsonii P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Bilabrella arianae drawing good