Habenaria macrandra Lindl. 1862 SECTION Podrandria [Rolfe] Hunt 1968 type for section

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe

Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Full Shade WarmCoolLATESpringSummer

Common Name The Large Anther Habenaria

Flower Size 2.5" [6 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Zaire, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe growing in leaf litter on forests floor in deep shade of upland and lowland rainforests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem with a cluster of, lanceolate, somewhat pleated, dark green, acute, petiolate, basal leaves and a few smaller ones on up the stem that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, to 1.6 to 8" [4 to 20 cm] long, loosely, 2 to 11 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria stenorhynchus Kraenzl. 1902; Podandria macrandra (Lindl.) Rolfe 1898; Podandriella macrandra (Lindl.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; West African Lilies and Orchids Morton 1961 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Podrandria macrandra; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Orchids of the Central African Republic A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Podandriella macrandra drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Podandriella macrandra drawing fide