New Distribution Record

Habenaria kilimanjari newly recorded for Namibia

Benny Bytebier, Coleen Mannheimer
Bothalia | Vol 46, No 1 | a2107 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v46i1.2107 | © 2016 Benny Bytebier, Coleen Mannheimer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 June 2016 | Published: 25 October 2016

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Benny Bytebier, Bews Herbarium, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Coleen Mannheimer, Private practice, Windhoek, Namibia


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Abstract

Background: The orchid flora of Namibia is depauperate and as a result is poorly studied.
Objectives: To further document the orchid flora of Namibia. Method: New herbarium collections were studied and the relevant published literature consulted.
Results: Habenaria kilimanjari is newly recorded for Namibia.
Conclusion: The newly recorded species increases our understanding of the orchid diversity in Namibia and underlines the need for continued botanical inventory work.

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Habenaria; new record

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