Habenaria culveri Schltr. 1895

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

partial shade Cold summer

Common Name Culver's Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Natal, Swaziland and Transvaal in mistbelt evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, slender terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout stem carrying cauline, alternate, widely spaced, elliptic, crenulate margin, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, laxly 9 to 25 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;