FZ.15. Habenaria Willd.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs. Leaves basal or cauline or appressed to the ground in a few spp. Inflorescence a terminal spike, Flowers usually inconspicuous, green, white or yellow. Sepals free, the dorsal sepal sometimes forming a hood with the petals. Petals entire or 2-lobed; lip usually 3-lobed, spurred, with the spur often swollen or flattened. Stigmatic arms often elongated. With Eulophia, this is one of the largest orchid genera in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Worldwide: c.600 species in the tropics and subtropics

Zambia: 85 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adolphii Schltr. WNw
amoena Summerh.N,SN,SDescription, Image
anaphysema Rchb. f.B,N,CNw,N,CDescription
argentea P.J.Cribb [LR-nt]N,W,CNw,Lp
armatissima Rchb. f.N,WCb,NImage
binghamii G.Will. [VU]NMcDescription, Image
calvilabris Summerh.[DD]N,SLp,N,SDescription
cataphysema Rchb.f. N,WNw,NDescription
cirrhata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.[LR-lc]N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
clavata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.N,W,CCb,N,LkDescription, Image
compta Summerh. NNDescription
cornuta Lindl.[DD]N,C,E,SLp,N,Mc,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
debeerstiana Kraenzl.N,CN,Mc,LkDescription, Image
decurvirostris Summerh. W
disparilis Summerh.N,CN,CDescription, Image
edgarii Summerh. [DD]N,WNw,NDescription, Image
falcata G. Will.WNwDescription
falciloba Summerh. WNw
filicornis Lindl.N,W,C,SLk,SDescription, Image
gabonensis Rchb.f. var. piloceras (Rchb.f.) Summerh. W,CNw,C
galactantha Kraenzl.N,WNw,N
genuflexa Rendle N,WNw,NDescription
goetzeana Kraenzl.N,WNw,N,McDescription, Image
gonatosiphon Summerh.NE
harmsiana Schltr.[DD]EEDescription, Image
hebes la Croix & P.J.Cribb[EN]WNw
hirsutitrunci G. Will.[LR-nt]NN
holothrix Schltr.CLkDescription
holubii Rolfe[VU]B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
humilior Rchb. f.[DD]N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,SDescription
ichneumonea (Sw.) Lindl.N,W,C,ENw,N,Lk
kabompoensis G. Will.WNwDescription
kassneriana Kraenzl. C,W
kilimanjari Rchb.f. B,N,W,C,SS,WDescription, Image
laurentii De Wild.N,W,CN,Lk
leucoceras Schltr. EMc
leucotricha Schltr. var. leucotricha W,CNw,C
leucotricha Schltr. var. recticalcar la Croix & P.J.Cribb [LR-nt]N,WCb,N
lindblomii Schltr.N,WNw,N
macroplectron Schltr. N,W,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
macrotidion Summerh. [DD]NLp
macrura Kraenzl.[LR-nt]W,C,E,SNw,Mc,C,LkDescription, Image
magnirostris Summerh.N,W,CNw,Mc,C
malacophylla Rchb. f.[LR-lc]N,W,CCb,N,LkDescription, Image
mechowii Rchb.f. N,EN
mira Summerh.NN
mirabilis Rolfe N,WNw,N
nicholsonii Rolfe W,C,EE,CDescription
njamnjamica Kraenzl.N,W,C,ENw,Cb,N,E,LkDescription, Image
odorata Schltr. WNw
orthocentron P.J.Cribb [DD]N
papyracea Schltr.N,WNw,N
pasmithii G.Will. [NrEnd?][LR-nt]N,WNw,NDescription
perpulchra Kraenzl. NN
petitiana (A. Rich.) T. Durand & SchinzW,CNw,C
petraea Renz & Grosvenor [NrEnd]EMc
pilosa Schltr.N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription
praestans Rendle var. praestans N,W,C,EN,LkDescription, Image
praestans Rendle var. umbrosa G.Will. CLk
pubidens P.J.Cribb [NrEnd][VU]EMc
retinervis Summerh.N,W,CNw,N,Lk
rhopalostigma Kraenzl. N,W,CNw,N,C
schimperiana A. Rich.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
silvatica Schltr.NN
sochensis Rchb. f.[LR-lc]W,C,SCb,Lk,SDescription, Image
splendens Rendle N,CN,Lk
splendentior Summerh. WNw,Cb
stenorhynchos Schltr.N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore subsp. rhodesiaca Summerh.E,SE,LkDescription, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.B,N,C,SN,C,S,W
supplicans Summerh. WNw
tentaculigera Rchb. f.[LR-nt]W,C,ENw,Mc,LkDescription, Image
tetraceras Summerh. N,CN,C
tortilis P.J.Cribb N,SN,S
trachypetala Kraenzl.EMc
tubifolia la Croix & P.J.Cribb[EN]NN
uhehensis Schltr.[LR-nt]N,CN,LkDescription
uncicalcar Summerh.N,W,CNw,N,Lk
unifoliata Summerh. N,W,C,ENw,N,E
velutina Summerh. [LR-nt]N,CN
verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr.N,WNw,N,Mc
walleri Rchb.f. NN
weberiana Schltr.N,W,CNw
xanthochlora Schltr. EMc
zambesina Rchb.f.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Habenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Habenaria
Flora of Caprivi: Habenaria
Flora of Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Habenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Habenaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Habenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 14 November 2018

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