Habenaria velutina Summerh.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Zambia, Kasama District
Derivation of specific name: velutina: velvety
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 145 - 146. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1964). African orchids XXIX Kew Bulletin 17(3) Pages 526 - 529. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria velutina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Habenaria velutina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Habenaria velutina
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Habenaria velutina
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iNaturalist: Habenaria velutina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria velutina
JSTOR Plant Science: Habenaria velutina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria velutina
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria velutina
Tropicos: Habenaria velutina
Wikipedia: Habenaria velutina

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Habenaria velutina.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209190, retrieved 3 December 2023

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