Habenaria pasmithii G.Will.

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Habenaria pasmithii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
South of Chilubula Mission, Kasama Distr., Northern Province

Habenaria pasmithii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
South of Chilubula Mission, Kasama Distr., Northern Province

Habenaria pasmithii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
South of Chilubula Mission, Kasama Distr., Northern Province

Habenaria pasmithii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
South of Chilubula Mission, Kasama Distr., Northern Province

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 90 cm tall; stem leafy, lowest sheath-like, mid-stem leaves largest up to 29 x 1.2 cm, erect; inflorescence fairly densely 12-16 flowered; flowers suberect, green with white lip; spur 20-23 mm long, pendent or horizontal, twisted in the middle.
Differs from H. rautaneniana in the minutely papillose sepals, glabrous lip and a straight spur not inflated at the apex. Furthermore differs from H. calvilabris in narrower leaves, non-papillose ovary and narrower petal lobes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pasmithii: named after P.A. Smith a collector in Botswana who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In swamps in fairly deep seasonally flooding, slow-flowing water.
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Known from northern Botswana and Zambia.
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 20.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 115.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 121.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 128.

Williamson, G. (1982). A new Habenaria (Orchidaceae) from Botswana Kirkia 12(2) Pages 199 - 201. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria pasmithii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria pasmithii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria pasmithii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria pasmithii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Habenaria pasmithii.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209060, retrieved 17 November 2019

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