Habenaria uhehensis Schltr. 1906 SECTION Pentaceras [Thouars] SchlechterPhoto courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Warm Cold summer

Common Name The Uhehe Habenaria [A state of Tanzania]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in woodlands and grasslands at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to globose tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 6 to 12, lowest 1 to 3, sheath-like, the middle ones, largest, linear to lanceolate, the upper grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, [3 to 21 cm] long, fairly laxly to fairly densely few to many flowered inflorescence with bracts that are equal to or longer than the flowers at the base of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria hymenophylla Schltr 1915; Habenaria lurida Schltr. 1915; Habenaria modica Summerh. 1962; Habenaria tenuifolia Summerh. 1942; Habenaria tenuifolia var. bianoensis Geerinck 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H modica drawing hmm; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H tenuifolia drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Habenaria tenuifolia drawing good

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