African Plant Database

Habenaria unguilabris Adams
Information on the genus : Habenaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 25-29 cm tall; tubers ellipsoid, c. 2 cm long; leaves cauline, 9-11, spread, the lower ones ± spreading, linear, 2,5-14,5x0,4-0,8 cm, conduplicate, keeled; upper leaves 1,7-5,5 cm long, appressed to stem; inflorescence 8-11 cm long, loosely 10-14-flowered; flowers green and white (centre); bracts 10-18 mm long; pedicel and ovary 18-25 mm long; sepals reflexed; dorsal one oblanceolate, c. 6x2 mm, convex; laterals obovate, c. 9x6 mm, keeled, apiculum lateral; petals 2-lobed from near base, lobes minutely papillose towards base; upper lobe erect, linear, 6 mm long; lower lobe hinged at base, lanceolate, c. 12x3 mm; lip 3-lobed from a deeply channelled claw 10 mm long, lobes linear; midlobe curving up, c. 10 mm long; side lobes c. 6 mm long, incurved; spur arising 6 mm from base of lip, 12-13 mm long, ± clavate, slightly twisted, curved back.
Ecology : Opening in Brachystegia boehmii woodland on shallow sandy soil over rock; 1110 m alt.
  Resembling H. humilior. Known only from the type (Adams 526) collected in April, 1988, in N Zimbabwe. The plant collected by Adams flowered in cultivation at Harare on 11 April, 1989.
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Record n°45543
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