Habenaria kyimbilae Schltr.

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Habenaria kyimbilae

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Luwawa Forest Reserve

Habenaria kyimbilae

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Luwawa Forest Reserve

Habenaria kyimbilae

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Luwawa Forest Reserve

Habenaria kyimbilae

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Luwawa Forest Reserve

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Synonyms: Habenaria furcipetala Schltr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb up to 1 m tall. Leaves along the stem 6–11, lowermost 1–2 sheathing and spotted with black; uppermost 2–4 becoming bract-like; middle ones suberect, linear or lanceolate, 6.5–22 cm long. Inflorescence 5–25 cm long, densely several- to many-flowered; bracts of similar length. Flowers green, petal lobes usually white but sometimes greenish. Dorsal sepal reflexed, elliptic, 5–6 mm long; lateral sepals deflexed, obliquely obovate, 6–10 mm long, with a lateral apiculum. Petals densely pubescent, 2-lobed almost to base; upper lobes erect, linear, 5–6 mm long; lower lobes spreading, lanceolate, 6–10 mm long. Lip 3-lobed almost to base; mid-lobe 8–12 mm long; side lobes 6–8.5 mm long, all lobes linear, less than 1 mm wide, but the side lobes slightly wider; spur 9–12.5 mm long, more or less parallel to the pedicel and ovary, swollen at apex, twisted in the middle.
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Habitat: In (sub)Montane grassland and Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1300 - 12300 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and possibly Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 13 November 2020
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 326.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 98.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 73. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1962). African orchids XXVIII Kew Bulletin 16(2) Pages 284 - 285.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 51 - 52. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Habenaria kyimbilae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=218370, retrieved 4 December 2020

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