Habenaria thomsonii Rchb.f. 1885 SECTION Replicatae Collection sheet by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade cold Summer Fall

Common Name Thomson's Habenaria [English Missionary 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Kenya in damp or swampy grounds at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender to rather stout, leafy throughout stem carrying 7 to 10, erect, lanceolate, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 2.4 to 3.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, 12 to 35 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, often equal or longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers that are green with a white center.

Synonyms Bilabrella thomsonii (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003; Habenaria humilior var. brevicalcarata Rendle 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaeceae Part 1 Summerhayes 968; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996

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