Habenaria bicolor Conrath & Kraenzl. 1906 SECTION Chlorinae.

Photo by Douglas McMurtry and The Afriorchids Flickr Orchid Photo Website

partial sun Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Two Colored Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zimbabwe and Transval South Africa in open sunny grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauline, spreading, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, moderately lax, 12 to 35 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts that are longer than the flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler and Burns 2008 photos fide;