Habenaria macrura Kraenzl.

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Habenaria macrura

First open
Lusaka SE 13km; Dec 2000
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria macrura

Lusaka SE 13km; Dec 2000
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria macrura

Lusaka SE 13km; Dec 2001.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria macrura

Lusaka SE 13km; Dec 2003.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria macrura

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria macrura

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria macrura

Open Woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness area
Jan 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare to occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb; tuber up to 5 cm long, ellipsoid or almost globose. Stem erect, with 2 (occasionally one) basal leaves and 5-6 smaller stem leaves. Inflorescence laxly 1-11 flowered; flowers white; lip 17-27 mm long. 3-lobed with an undivided base; side lobes of lip equal to or shorter than side lobes; spur 9-20 cm long, slender, pendent, usually tucked into the bracts and stem sheaths.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland and miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: (West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Widespread in tropical Africa; Malawi, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Mc,C,Lk
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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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 326.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 135 - 136.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 94. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Habenaria macrura
Flora of Zimbabwe: Habenaria macrura

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria macrura
African Plant Database: Habenaria macrura
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Habenaria macrura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Habenaria macrura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria macrura
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria macrura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria macrura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Habenaria macrura
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Habenaria macrura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria macrura
Ispot Southern Africa: Habenaria macrura
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria macrura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria macrura
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria macrura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria macrura
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria macrura
Tropicos: Habenaria macrura


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 macrura.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116890, retrieved 25 September 2017

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