Habenaria calvilabris Summerh. 1962 Collection Sheet by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Fragrance Part shade CoolWinter

Common Name The ? Lip Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in rainforests at elevations of 1060 to 1650 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 5 to 10, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute, erect to suberect leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 2.4 to 12" [6 to 30 cm] long, fairly densely several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying greenish white to green with a white mid lobe to the lip, and strongly scented flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria calvilabris var. crassocalcarata Geerinck 1982; Mirandorchis calvilabris (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchenko etal 2010 as Mirandorchis calvilabris drawing fide;