Habenaria tridens Lindl. 1837 SECTION Pentaceras Kraenzl. 1892 Photo by Susan Abell and The ISpot WebSite

partial shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Three Toothed Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Natal, Transvaal and Cape Province on sunny stream banks very close to the water at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 6 to 12, cauline, suberect, narrowly oblong leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Habenaria barberae Schltr. 1895; Habenaria gerrardii Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1996; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide