Habenaria macroplectron Schltr. 1903 SECTION Macrurae Kraenzl. Collection sheet by Baum and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Part Shade cool Summer

Common Name The Very Large Spur Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola and Zambia in marshy grasslands at elevations around 1150 to 1360 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 8 to 10, the lowermost 2, funnel-shaped sheaths, the next few, semi-spreading, the largest, lanceolate, pale green, rather fleshy, looosely funnel-shaped below leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, fairly densely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with leafy, fairly transparent pillose haired bracts.

Synonyms Macrura macroplectron (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sawicka 2003

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