Habenaria geerinckiana Geerinck

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Habenaria geerinckiana

Dry dambo edge in sandy loam soil
Muchana dambo
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria geerinckiana

Dry dambo edge in sandy loam soil
Muchana dambo
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria geerinckiana

Dry dambo edge in sandy loam soil
Muchana dambo
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Habenaria geerinckiana

Dry dambo edge in sandy loam soil
Muchana dambo
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Kryptostoma geerinckiana (Schaijes) Geerinck
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 25-40 cm tall growing from woolly ovoid to ellipsoid tubers c. 3-4 x 1-2 cm; stems leafy; leaves 5-10, lowermost spreading, 2.5-3 x 2 cm, ovate, mid-stem leaves suberect, up to 6 x 2.5 cm, lanceolate, uppermost leaves grading into bracts; inflorescence 8-13 x 5-6 cm, laxly 4-7 flowered; bracts 10-30 mm long, lanceolate, reaching half the length of the ovary; flowers green; pedicel and ovary 15-30 mm long, straight; dorsal sepal erect, 12-15 x 15 mm, ovate, convex, projecting over column and with the tip recurved; lateral sepals projecting forward, c. 13 x 4 mm, obliquely lanceolate, adnate to column and base of spur; petals erect, 2-lobed with an undivided basal part of 5-7 mm; upper lobe 13-15 x 2-3 mm, lanceolate, margins ciliate, adnate to dorsal sepal; lower petal lobes 18-22 x 1 mm, linear, horn-shaped above the dorsal sepal; lip-3-lobed with an undivided basal part c. 5 mm long; mid-lobe 7-10 x 1 mm, linear, reflexed; side lobes curving forwards, 15-20 x 1 mm, linear; spur c. 20 mm long, pendent, slightly recurved and swollen at the apex.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: geerinckiana: after Belgian botanist Daniel Geerinck
Habitat: Watershed plains grasslands
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 19 June 2022
Literature:

Bytebier, B., McCleland, W. & Wightman, N. (2022). Habenaria geerinckiana (Orchidaceae), an updated description, extended distribution and conservation assessment Phytotaxa 544 Pages 223 - 226.

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Habenaria geerinckiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=234600, retrieved 3 July 2022

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