Habenaria falcata G.Will. 1980 SECTION Replicatae TYPE Drawing by Williamson and Simon and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

partial shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Falcate Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Zambia in seasonally damp, open, sandy grasslands at elevations around 1400 as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to erect, slender stems carrying about 11, lanceolate, acute, white with green reticulation, decreasing in size above leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, fairly lax, 16 to 30 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Bilabrella falcata (G.Will.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Kryptostoma tentaculigerum as Bilabrella falcata drawing fide

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