Habenaria hologlossa Summerh.1958 SECTION Chlorinae KraenzlPhoto courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The One Part Lip Habenaria [Lip has no side lobes]

Flower Size

Found in Kenya, Angola and Malawi in wet montane grasslands at elevations of 1900 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid tuber giving rise to a leafy erect stem carrying 4 to 7 , lowermost 1 to 2 mostly sheathing, the others linear, whitish, with dark green reticulation on the leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect laxly 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovaries floral bracts

Synonyms Habenella hologlossa (Summerh.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2006; Platantheroides hologlossa (Summerh.) Szlach.2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Habenella hologlossa drawing fide

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