African Plant Database

Habenaria magnirostris Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 14: 132 (1960)
Information on the genus : Habenaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-60 cm tall, slender, glabrous; tubers 1-2, ± ovoid, 1-2x0,5-1,5 cm; leaves cauline, 6-9, mostly in lower part of stem, mid-ones erect, lanceolate, 6-16x1-2,5 cm; inflorescence 4-17 cm long, loosely 4-20-flowered; flowers resupinate, (yellow-)green; bracts lanceolate, 10-25 mm long; pedicel and ovary 20-30 mm long, curved; sepals elliptical, 5-8x2-4 mm; dorsal sepal erect, convex, laterals spreading; petals 2-lobed from near base, lobes linear; upper lobe erect, adnate to dorsal sepal; lower lobe spreading; lip pendent, 3-lobed from claw 3 mm long, lobes filiform, ± equal, 7-14 mm long; spur pendent, 15-30 mm long, apical half swollen, apex notched.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland in boggy or marshy grassland; perennially wet dambo; very wet and waterlogged boggy grassland; in peaty soil; 960-1900 m alt.
  Presence in Angola uncertain. Allied to H. richardsiae.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 80
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