Habenaria hilsenbergii Ridl. 1885

Photo by David Roberts

Another Inflorescence??

Photo by G Gilles and The Paleo-Orchid WebPage

Deep shade Cool LATER Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name Hilsenberg's Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in rocky prairies at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 rounded to more or less elongate tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped basally by sheaths and carrying 5 to 10 rigid, ascending, basally clasping, acute apically leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, many flowered inflorescence.

There are 2 species photos here and I have them both up because I cannot be sure of which one is correct. I await better references. The First photo is the photo from Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 and is by David Roberts. .

Synonyms Habenaria ankaratrana Schltr. 1924; Habenaria atra Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H ankaratrana; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925 as H atra; Repert. Specierum Nova. Regni Vegetabilis Band 33 Schlechter 1925; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;

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