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Species Information

Habenaria culveri Schltr.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Illegal trade

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD

Regional distribution:
South Africa, from Natal to Transvaal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Habenaria culveri - Up to 50 cm high. Stem stout, leafy. Leaves four or five, membranous, up to 10 cm long x 5 cm wide. Inflorescence up to 15 cm long, lax, many-flowered. Flowers green; lip three-lobed, c 6 mm long, lateral petals two-lobed. Spur c 8 mm long, curved.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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Stewart, J., H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe, A.V. Hall. 1982. Wild Orchids of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg.