Habenaria quartiniana A.Rich. 1840 SECTION Multipartitae Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Part shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name Quartin's Habenaria [R. Quartin Dillon French Orchid Collector in east Africa early 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in upland grasslands and edges of upland rainforests often amongst rocks at elevations of 2000 to 2600 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying 5 to 7, lanceoalteto ovate-lanceolate, acute, grading smaller abover leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 2.6" to 9.2" [7 to 23 cm] long, rather lax, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying outward curved flowers

Synonyms Habenaria anisoptera Rchb.f. 1881; Kryptostoma quartinianum (A.Rich.) Szlach. 1995; Ochyrorchis quartiniana (A.Rich.) Szlach 2004; Platanthera quartiniana (A.Rich.) Engl. 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orhcids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmusen 2005; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996;

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