Habenaria stenorhynchos Schltr. 1895 SECTION Ceratopetalae Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type Collection sheet by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Slim Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Transvaal South Africa in boggy grasslands at elevations of 1280 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 4 to 8 the basal 1 to 2, usually sheath-like the middle ones semi-spreading, ovate to lanceolate, the upper ones grading smaller into bracts like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, laxly 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Ceratopetalorchis stenorhynchos (Schltr.) Szlach., Górniak & Tukallo 2003; Habenaria dactylostigma Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Ceratopetalorchis stenorhynchos drawing fide

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