African Plant Database

Habenaria strangulans Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 16: 295 (1962)
Information on the genus : Habenaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial slender herb 15-60 cm tall; tubers ovoid, c. 2x1 cm; leaves cauline, to 14, linear, 14,6-16x0,4-0,7 cm, loosely appressed to stem, decreasing in size upwards; inflorescence 8-20 cm long, loosely 10-30-flowered; flowers green, held ± horizontally; bracts lanceolate, 12-15 mm long, margins ± ciliolate; pedicel and ovary 15-20 mm long, arched; dorsal sepal reflexed, elliptic, 5-6x2-3 mm, convex; laterals deflexed, semi-orbicular, 7-9x c. 5 mm, apiculum lateral; petals 2-lobed from near base; upper lobe linear, 5-6 mm long, slightly ciliolate; lower lobe porrect, c. 12x2 mm, apex acute, papillose-ciliolate beneath; lip 3-lobed from near base, pendent, lobes filiform; midlobe c. 12 mm long, side lobes 9 mm; spur 19-22 mm long, base parallel to ovary up to the middle, then slightly swollen and wrapped round the pedicel.
Ecology : Open woodland; 1100-1250 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]: 106
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