Habenaria caffra Schltr. 1924

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Plant and Flowers in situ Drakensburg SA Photo by Cameron McMasters

partial sun Cold Summer EARLY fall

Common Name The Natal Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in eastern Cape Province, Orange Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Limpopo, Natal, Swaziland and Lesotho South Africa as well as Zimbabwe in well drained grasslands and between rocks near rivers at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 6 to 10, cauline leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, somewhat laxly 20 to 60 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bilabrella caffra (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras 2009; Habenaria falcicornis subsp. caffra (Schltr.) J.C.Manning 1989; Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra (Schltr.) Renz & Schelpe 1980; Habenaria tetrapetala Kraenzl. ex Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as H falcicornis var cafra photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos some good some H falcicornis;

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