Habenaria edgarii Summerh.

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Habenaria edgarii

Dambo/Woodlands
Jan 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria edgarii

Dambo/Woodlands
Jan 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria edgarii

Dambo/Woodlands
Jan 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria edgarii

Dambo/Woodlands
Jan 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria edgarii

Dambo/Woodlands
Jan 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 65 cm tall; basal leaves 2, appressed to ground, stem with loosely sheathing stem-leaves; inflorescence laxly several flowered; flowers erect, sepals green, petals and lip white; spur 14-25 cm long.
Similar to H. mechowii but differs from it in the longer pedicels that hold the flowers further away from the bracts and the longer spur.
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: Edgarii: named after Edgar Milne-Redhead who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Wet dambo and dambo margins, grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: 1500 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Perennial, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 March 2018
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 132.

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 67.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria edgarii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Habenaria edgarii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria edgarii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria edgarii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria edgarii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Habenaria edgarii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Habenaria edgarii
iNaturalist: Habenaria edgarii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria edgarii
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria edgarii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria edgarii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria edgarii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria edgarii
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria edgarii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria edgarii
Tropicos: Habenaria edgarii
Wikipedia: Habenaria edgarii


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 edgarii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208870, retrieved 10 August 2020

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