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

Botswana: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
epipactidea Rchb. f.SEDescription, Image
filicornis Lindl.NDescription, Image
ichneumonea (Sw.) Lindl.N
kilimanjari Rchb.f. NDescription, Image
pasmithii G.Will. [NrEnd?][DD]NDescription, Image
schimperiana A. Rich.Description, Image
subarmata Rchb. f.N?Description, Image
trilobulata Schltr.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Habenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Habenaria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Habenaria
Flora of Malawi: Habenaria
Flora of Mozambique: 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Habenaria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=415, retrieved 29 May 2024

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