FZ.15. Habenaria Willd.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs. Leaves basal or cauline or appressed to the ground in a few spp. Inflorescence a terminal spike, Flowers usually inconspicuous, green, white or yellow. Sepals free, the dorsal sepal sometimes forming a hood with the petals. Petals entire or 2-lobed; lip usually 3-lobed, spurred, with the spur often swollen or flattened. Stigmatic arms often elongated. With Eulophia, this is one of the largest orchid genera in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Worldwide: c.600 species in the tropics and subtropics

Mozambique: 29 taxa.

Habenaria macrandra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aberrans Schltr.N,ZDescription, Image
arenaria Lindl.M
armatissima Rchb. f.MSDescription, Image
clavata (Lindl.) Rchb. f.NDescription, Image
cornuta Lindl.NDescription, Image
debeerstiana Kraenzl.TDescription, Image
falcicornis (Lindl.) Bolus var. caffra (Schltr.) Renz & SchelpeDescription, Image
filicornis Lindl.ZDescription, Image
goetzeana Kraenzl.NDescription, Image
gonatosiphon Summerh.N
harmsiana Schltr.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
hirsutissima Summerh.N
kilimanjari Rchb.f. NDescription, Image
leucotricha Schltr. var. leucotricha N
macrandra Lindl.MSDescription, Image
macrostele Summerh.MSDescription, Image
magnirostris Summerh.NDescription, Image
malacophylla Rchb. f.Z,MSDescription, Image
mosambicensis Schltr.MS
nyikana Rchb. f. subsp. nyikana Z,GIDescription, Image
rautaneniana Kraenzl.NDescription, Image
schimperiana A. Rich.TDescription, Image
stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore subsp. johnsonii (Rolfe) Summerh.N
stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore subsp. rhodesiaca Summerh.N,MSDescription, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.T
tridens Lindl.M
trilobulata Schltr.Z,MSDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb. f.MS
zambesina Rchb.f.N,TDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Habenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Habenaria
Flora of Caprivi: Habenaria
Flora of Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Habenaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Habenaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Habenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Habenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 13 August 2020

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