Habenaria pasmithii G.Will.

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Habenaria pasmithii

Wet riverside dambo in black muck soil
South of Chilubula Mission
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightmann

Habenaria pasmithii

Wet riverside dambo in black muck soil
South of Chilubula Mission
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria pasmithii

Wet riverside dambo in black muck soil
South of Chilubula Mission
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria pasmithii

Wet riverside dambo in black muck soil
South of Chilubula Mission
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 90 cm tall; stem leafy, lowest sheath-like, mid-stem leaves largest up to 29 x 1.2 cm, erect; inflorescence fairly densely 12-16 flowered; flowers suberect, green with white lip; spur 20-23 mm long, pendent or horizontal, twisted in the middle.
Differs from H. rautaneniana in the minutely papillose sepals, glabrous lip and a straight spur not inflated at the apex. Furthermore differs from H. calvilabris in narrower leaves, non-papillose ovary and narrower petal lobes.
Type location:
Botswana
Notes: Possible species used in the chikanda orchid trade.
Derivation of specific name: pasmithii: named after P.A. Smith a collector in Botswana who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Water meadows or slow-flowing water to 60 cm deep.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Known from northern Botswana and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Thursday 9 May 2019
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 20.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 115.

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 128.

Williamson, G. (1982). A new Habenaria (Orchidaceae) from Botswana Kirkia 12(2) Pages 199 - 201. Protologue (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 pasmithii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209060, retrieved 7 August 2020

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