AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Habenaria section Ceratopetalae Kraenzl. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 55, 64 (1892).
Description:

Most are large, often spectacular species with bilobed petals, with at least the lower lobe hornlike and sweeping upwards, and a trilobed lip. The lateral sepals are rolled lengthways when the flowers open. Stigmatic arms slender, projecting forwards, suddenly enlarged and truncate at tip. Flowers green and/or white; stem leafy.

Type species: Habenaria cornuta Lindl.

Species:

Habenaria cirrhata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. Trop. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.
Habenaria clareae Hermans Trop. Africa, Madagascar.
Habenaria clavata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. Nigeria to Ethiopia and S. Africa.
Habenaria cornuta Lindl. Trop. & s. Africa.
Habenaria cornutella Summerh. WC. Trop. Africa to Uganda.
Habenaria gonatosiphon Summerh. Tanzania to Zambia.
Habenaria harmsiana Schltr. Tanzania to s. Trop. Africa.
Habenaria holubii Rolfe Trop. Africa to Namibia.
Habenaria kassneriana Kraenzl. Tanzania to Zambia.
Habenaria laurentii de Wild. Trop. Africa.
Habenaria mira Summerh. S. Zaïre to Zimbabwe.
Habenaria phylacocheira Summerh. Nigeria.
Habenaria stenorhynchos Schltr. Tanzania to s. Trop. Africa and northern prov.
Habenaria tentaculigera Rchb.f. Tanzania to s. Trop. Africa.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 12/23/2009