Habenaria clareae Hermans 2007 SECTION Pentaceras Kraenzl Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Hot Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name Clare's Habenaria - in Madagascar - Sinananga

Flower Size 2.8" [7" cm]

Found in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar in coastal forests, humid, evergreen forests, marshes and rocky outcrops in shade at elevations of sealevel to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a leafy erect stem that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Not to be confused with the name H elliotii for a North American orchid by Beck 1833 which is now a synonym of Platanthera integra and for that reason Hermans renamed this orchid H clareae in 2007

Synonyms Habenaria elliotii Rolfe 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H elliotii; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 as H elliotii; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998 as H elliotii; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide