Habenaria attenuata Hook.f. 1864 SECTION Chlorinae.

Collection sheet of H eggelingii by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

H tenuispica

Collection sheet of H tenuispica by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Attenuate Habenaria [refers to having a point]

Flower Size small

Found in Cameroon, the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Yemen on rocky hillsides, upland grasslands, coniferous forests, upland rainforests, upland moors and in gullies and in lava screes at elevcations of 2100 to 3800 meters as a miniature to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, wooly tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 4 to 7, very unequal, 1 to 2 lowest sheath-like, next 1 to 2, lanceolate-oblong, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, slender, to 6.4" to 22.4" [16 to 56 cm] long, rather lax to dense, to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, mosly longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria attenuata var. eggelingii (Summerh.) Geerinck 1992; Habenaria eggelingii Summerh. 1942; Habenaria tenuispica Rendle 1895; Habenaria tenuispica var. eggelingii (Summerh.) Geerinck 1982; Montolivaea attenuata (Hook.f.) Szlach. 2001; Pseudoperistylus attenuatus (Hook.f.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Summerhayes 1968 as H tenuispica; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Summerhayes 1968 as H eggeliana; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H tenuispica drawing ok; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Habenaria eggelingii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Habenaria tenuispica drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Montolivaea attenuata drawing hmm

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