Habenaria debeerstiana Kraenzl.

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Habenaria debeerstiana

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria debeerstiana

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria debeerstiana

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Habenaria nicholsonii var. debeerstiana (Kraenzl.) Geerinck
Habenaria tiesleriana Kraenzl.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 30-60 cm tall; tubers ovoid, 2-5 cm long, villous; leaves 2, basal, appressed to the ground, heart-shaped, 3-6.5 x 3.5-7 cm; stem leaves sheathing, 4-7, scattered along stem; inflorescence 11-17 x 3-6 cm, laxly 20 flowered; bracts 11-14 cm long; ovary and pedicel 23-30 mm long; flowers sweetly scented, sepals green, petals and lip white; dorsal sepal erect, 9-12 x 4-6 mm, ovate, convex; lateral sepals reflected, 8-15 x 2.5-4 mm, rolled lengthways; petals 9-12 x 3-5 mm, entire, falcate, acute, adnate to dorsal sepal; lip 3-lobed  to base; mid-lobe 16-18 x 0.5 mm, linear, apex bent forward; side lobes 12-15 x 3-5 mm, oblanceolate, acute; side lobes 14-19 x 3-9 mm, obliquely oblanceolate, acute; spur 8-9 mm long, swollen at apex; anther 3.5 mm high, canals 1.5 mm long; stigmatic arms c. 5 mm long.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia woodlands
Altitude range: 1050 - 1350 m
Flowering time:Jan – Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC to Burundi and Tanzania south to Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,Lk
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 July 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 325.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 130.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 91. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria debeerstiana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria debeerstiana
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Habenaria debeerstiana.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116700, retrieved 22 November 2017

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