Habenaria cataphysema Rchb.f. 1867 SECTION Replicatae Kraenzl. Collection Sheet by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

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Common Name The ? Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola and Zambia in damp marshy places at elevations of 1250 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with globose to ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect, rather stout, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 7 to 9, linear-lanceolate, acute, slightly deflexed from the stem, decreasing in size up the stem leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, 4.4 to 9.2" [11 to 23 cm] long, fairly densely many flowered inflorescence with glabrous floral bracts and carrying pale green flowers.

Synonyms Bilabrella cataphysema (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

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