Habenaria walleri Rchb.f.

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Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

Habenaria walleri

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms from tuber material sold in marketplaces of Zambia for the Chikanda trade

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Synonyms: Habenaria soyauxii Kraenzl.
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Status: Native
Description:
Plants up to 80 cm tall growing from ovoid to elliptic wooly tubers 2-4 x 1-2 cm; stem erect and leafy; leaves 7-10, lowest 1-2 ┬▒sheathing, mid stem leaves erect to semi-spreading, largest 6-14 x 1-3.5 cm, lanceolate, upper leaves bract-like; inflorescence 8-28 x 7.5-10 cm, laxly 2- few flowered; pedicel and ovary up to 9.5 cm long; bracts leafy, to 8 cm long, shorter than pedicel and ovary; flowers green and white, showy, scented; dorsal sepal erect, 11-16 x 10-11 mm, ovate, convex; lateral sepals deflexed, c. 20 x 9 mm, obliquely semi-ovate; petals 2-lobed ┬▒ to base, upper lobe attached to dorsal sepal, linear, 11-16 x 1.5-3 mm, lower lobe deflexed, 20-32 mm x 3.5-5.5 mm, lanceolate; lip 3-lobed with undivided base c. 4 mm long, mid-lobe oblong, 15-28 x 2.5-6 mm, side lobes 20-32 x 4-7 mm, the inner edge straight and outer edge curved. spur 13-17 cm long, pendent, swollen in the apical third.
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Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria east to Kenya south Zambia and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 127. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 88. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 17.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 51 - 52. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 122.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 143. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Habenaria walleri
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Habenaria walleri
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Habenaria walleri
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Habenaria walleri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Habenaria walleri
Plants of the World Online: Habenaria walleri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Habenaria walleri
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Wikipedia: Habenaria walleri


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 Malawi: Species information: Habenaria walleri.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=209200, retrieved 22 September 2019

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