Habenaria verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Diphyllae Collection sheet by Fruchard and The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Part shade Warm Cold Summer

Common Name Verdick's Habenaria [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania among grass under trees, rocky outcrops and grasslands at elevations of 750 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise toan erect, rather slender stem carrying a single basal, adpressed tothe ground, reniform-orbicular, obtuse, cordate basally leaf and several leaf-like sheaths above that blooms in the summer on a termina, erect, to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, rather loosely 2 to 11 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Arachnaria verdickii (De Wild.) Szlach. 2003; *Bonatea verdickii De Wild. 1902; Habenaria cordifolia Summerh. 1964; Habenaria monophylla Schltr. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as H cordifolia; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Arachnaria verdickii drawing fide

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