African Plant Database

Habenaria singularis Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. xx. 167 (1966).
Information on the genus : Habenaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 25-45 cm tall, glabrous; tubers unknown ?; leaves cauline, spread, 6-11, the largest low on stem, recurved, lanceolate, 4-9x1-2 cm, decreasing in size up the stem; inflorescence 9-10 cm long, 4-25-flowered; flowers green, ± erect; bracts lanceolate, 12-18 mm long; pedicel 10 mm long, ovary 7-11 mm; dorsal sepal erect, elliptic, convex, 4x2 mm; laterals deflexed, triangular-ovate, 5-6x5 mm; petals 2-lobed from near base, lobes linear; upper lobe erect, c. 4 mm long, adnate to dorsal sepal; lower lobe 10-11 mm long, ± papillose; lip 3-lobed from base, all lobes equal , linear, 9-11 mm long; spur c. 11 mm long, recurved, standing above flower, apex swollen.
Ecology : Grassland; c. 1500 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]: 112
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