Habenaria uncicalcar Summerh. 1962 SECTION Pentaceras [Thouars] SchlechterPhoto courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part shade Warm Cool summer

Common Name The Hooked Spur Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in rocky areas of open woodlands at elevations of 660 to 1700 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to globose, tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 8 to 10, lowest 3 to 4, sheath-like, the middle ones, largest, lanceolate, acute the uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, fairly laxly to 20 flowered inflorescence with leafy bracts that are shorter than the flowers

Synonyms Habenaria sylviae Geerinck 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Volume 11 Part one Pope 1998; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as H unicalcar drawing hmm

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