Habenaria holubii Rolfe

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Habenaria holubii

Lusaka West, Nosarka’s Farm; Feb 2000.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria holubii

Seasonally flooded grassland over dolomite;
Lusaka West, Nosarka’s Farm; Feb 2000.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria holubii

Lusaka SE, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27; Jan 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria holubii

Lusaka SE, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27; Jan 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria holubii

Lusaka SE, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27; Jan 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria holubii

Lusaka SE, cultivated from Lusaka East National Forest #27; Jan 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 25-80 cm tall; tubers ovoid to globose; stems leafy, leaves 6-8, the lowermost sheathlike, the uppermost grading into the bracts; flowers few to several, green or green with white lip; dorsal sepal erect, lateral sepals rolled longitudinally; petals 2-lobed almost to the base, upper lobe filiform, attached to the dorsal sepal, lower lobe curving up, hornlike; spur 5.5-7.5 cm, pendant.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes: According to field notes of Williamson & Gassner the woodland form is heavily scented, the grassland form not so.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Woodland or grassland
Altitude range: 810 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: (West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Monday 6 January 2014
Literature:

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 64.

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 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 84. (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.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 132. as Habenaria clavata (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 57 - 58. (Includes a picture).

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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 holubii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116810, retrieved 4 April 2020

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