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: 30 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.NDescription, Image
harmsiana Schltr.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
hirsutissima Summerh.[End]N
kilimanjari Rchb.f. NDescription, Image
leucotricha Schltr. var. leucotricha NDescription, Image
macrandra Lindl.MSDescription, Image
macrostele Summerh.MSDescription, Image
magnirostris Summerh.NDescription, Image
malacophylla Rchb. f.Z,MSDescription, Image
mosambicensis Schltr.[End]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.[NrEnd]N
stylites Rchb. f. & S. Moore subsp. rhodesiaca Summerh.N,MSDescription, Image
subaequalis Summerh.[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.TDescription, Image
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 Caprivi: cultivated Habenaria
Flora of Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Zambia: Habenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Habenaria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 19 June 2024

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