Habenaria binghamii G.Will.

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Habenaria binghamii

In unburnt grass of miombo woodland
culms 60-70cm tall, flowers 10-25, green and white; tubers deeply divided
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Aug 2002
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria binghamii

In unburnt grass of miombo woodland
culms 60-70cm tall, flowers 10-25, green and white; tubers deeply divided;
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Aug 2002
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria binghamii

In unburnt grass of miombo woodland
culms 60-70cm tall, flowers 10-25, green and white; tubers deeply divided
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Aug 2002
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria binghamii

In unburnt grass of miombo woodland
culms 60-70cm tall, flowers 10-25, green and white; tubers deeply divided
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Aug 2002
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria binghamii

In unburnt grass of miombo woodland
culms 60-70cm tall, flowers 10-25, green and white; tubers deeply divided
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Aug 2002
Photo: Mike Bingham

Habenaria binghamii

BOL. Sterile, with leaves, Twin tubers. In miombo woodland with rich ground flora, on valley slope;
S of Mutinondo Wilderness Area; Mar 2005.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb to 60 cm tall; a pair of ellipsoid tubers, divergent at 45 degrees; stem with up to 9 sheathing bracts; upper part of scape with dried bases of previous season’s leaves; inflorescence dense, with up to 25 flowers, all open simultaneously; bracts dry, straw-coloured; flowers yellowish-green with central parts white; dorsal sepal erect, hooded, 30 mm high; spur pendant, 35 mm long.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes: Most closely related to Habenaria holubii and Habenaria laurentii. The flowering time in the late dry season is unique amongst Zambezian members of the genus.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open miombo woodland with dense grass.
Altitude range: 1430 m (approx)
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa): Known only from the type locality.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Monday 6 January 2014
Literature:

Williamson, G. (2005). A new Habenaria species from north east Zambia. Orchids South Africa vol. 36

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria binghamii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria binghamii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria binghamii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria binghamii
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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 binghamii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208830, retrieved 28 May 2020

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