Habenaria calvilabris Summerh.

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Habenaria calvilabris

Wet dambo slope in black muck soil
Koshima dambo
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria calvilabris

Wet dambo slope in black muck soil
Koshima dambo
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria calvilabris

Wet dambo slope in black muck soil
Koshima dambo
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria calvilabris

Wet dambo slope in black muck soil
Koshima dambo
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb up to 90 cm tall; stem leafy with largest leaves c. 10-20 x 1-3.5 cm; inflorescence several to many-flowered, laxly arranged; ovary with silvery papillose ridges; flowers scented, held almost horizontal, greenish-white or green with lip mid-lobe white.
Type location:
Zambia, Mbala
Derivation of specific name: Calvilabris: refers to the thread-like fringes on the lip
Habitat: Marshy dambo, swamp grassland and wet Brachystegia woodlands.
Altitude range: 1060 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,S
Growth form(s): Perennial, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 63.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 181.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 112 - 115. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 121.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1962). African orchids XXVIII Kew Bulletin 16(2) Pages 303 - 305. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 56.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria calvilabris
African Plant Database: Habenaria calvilabris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Habenaria calvilabris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria calvilabris
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria calvilabris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria calvilabris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria calvilabris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria calvilabris
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria calvilabris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria calvilabris
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria calvilabris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria calvilabris
Tropicos: Habenaria calvilabris
Wikipedia: Habenaria calvilabris

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Habenaria calvilabris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116660, retrieved 9 August 2020

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