African Plant Database

Habenaria njamnjamica Kraenzl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 106 (1893)
Information on the genus : Habenaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Habenaria foliosa Kraenzl.
=Habenaria parvifolia Summerh. (1962)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 30-60 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ± ovoid, 1,5-3x1,5-2 cm; leaves cauline, 9-17, spread, overlapping, the largest lanceolate, 3-7,5x1-2 cm, decreasing in size up the stem; inflorescence 6-17 cm long, 8-25-flowered; flowers resupinate, green and white (centre); bracts lanceolate, 20-55 mm long, midvein keeled outside; pedicel and ovary 14-23 mm long; dorsal sepal ovate, 6-11x4-7 mm; laterals obliquely lanceolate, 8-16x1-5 mm; petals 2-lobed from near base; upper lobe ovate, 5-11x1-4 mm; lower lobe filiform, 6-14 mm long, curved upwards, often twisted; lip 3-lobed from near base, minutely papillose, lobes linear; midlobe 10-14 mm long, side lobes similar but slightly narrower; spur 10-20 mm long, parallel to ovary, apical half swollen.
Ecology : (Brachystegia) woodland; grassland; 1000-2400 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 82
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 83
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