Habenaria pseudociliosa Schelpe ex J.C.Manning 1989 Photo by Lourens Grobler and his The Afriorchids Website

Part shade ColdSummer

Common Name The False Ciliosa Habenaria [refers to its similarity to H ciliosa]

Flower Size

Found in Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal states of South Africa in montane grasslands at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, conspicuously barred and spotted maroon stem carrying 6 to 8, cauline, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, fairly densely 18 to 30 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide;