Habenaria njamnjamica Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Pentaceras

Photo by Williamson

Collection sheet and drawing Drawing by Jany Renz and Kew Garden WebSite

partial sun Cool cold summer

Common Name The Njamnja Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in the Central African Republic, Zaire, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in woodlands and montane grasslands at elevations of 1180 to 2250 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem carrying 11 to 17, erect, lanceoalte, acute, grading to bracts above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 3.2" to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long, 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Habenaria foliolosa Kraenzl. 1914; Habenaria parvifolia Summerh. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H parvifolia photo/drawing fide; Orchids of the Central African Republic A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1986; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaeeae Part 1 Pope;