Swaziland's Flora Database:
Habenaria falcicornis (Burch. ex Lindl.) Bolus subsp. caffra (Schltr.) J.C.Manning
(name current 2016)
(Habenaria falcicornis var. caffra)
Growth form: Herb
Southern African Endemic
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld
Widespread in southern Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Habenaria caffra - No basal leaf-rosette. Leaves clasping lower half of axis, few, tapering, up to 20 cm long X 1 cm wide, those on upper half much smaller. Raceme up to 25 cm long, with up to c 25 half erect flowers loosely arranged, scented. Bracts membranous, spreading, 2—3 cm long with long fine point; stalks about same length; ovary c 2 cm long; spur 3 cm long, slender with enlarged tip; hood c 5 mm long, petal lobes narrow, slightly curved, c 2 cm long, white or cream shading to green at tips; lateral sepals c 1 cm long, widening to c 7 mm near ends.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.