Habenaria falcicornis (Lindl.) Bolus
var. caffra (Schltr.) Renz & Schelpe

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Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Habenaria caffra Schltr.
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Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, 30-45 cm. Leaves along the stem, linear lanceolate, upper leaves grading into bracts Inflorescence laxly 6-14 flowered. Flowers green and white. Dorsal sepal convex; later sepals deflexed. Petals 2-lobed; lower lobes ovate to lanceolate. Lip 3-lobed nearly to the base, mid-lobe slightly longer than the side lobes. Spur slender, incurved, 3-3.7 cm long, slightly inflated near the apex.
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Flowering time:Feb - Mar
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 74 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 63.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83. as Habenaria caffra

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 89.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra

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

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: Species information: Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116750, retrieved 18 April 2024

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