Habenaria uhehensis Schltr.

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Habenaria uhehensis

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria uhehensis

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria uhehensis

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria uhehensis

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Habenaria lurida Schltr.
Habenaria modica Summerh.
Habenaria tenuifolia Summerh.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb up to 50 cm tall; stem leafy, lowest sheath-like, mid-stem leaves largest up to 3-13 x 0.8-2.8 cm; inflorescence laxly to densely few to many-flowered; flowers green, yellow-green or green and white; spur 8-20 mm long, pendent or slightly incurved and swollen towards the apex.
Type location:
Notes: Possible species used in the chikanda orchid trade.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 600 - 2285 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola east to DRC and Tanzania south to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk
Growth form(s): Perennial, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 328.

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

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 87.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 67. also as Habenaria modica and Habenaria tenuifolia (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 122. Also as Habenaria modica

Summerhayes, V.S. (1962). African orchids XXVIII Kew Bulletin 16(2) Pages 269 - 270. also the Protologue as Habenaria modica 263-265 (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 47. Also as Habenaria modica and H. tenuifolia

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Habenaria uhehensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117160, retrieved 25 April 2024

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