Habenaria batesii la Croix 1996 Photo by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her Orchidaceae of Central Africa

Part Shade Fall

Common Name Bates' Habenaria [original collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon in damp thickets near rivers as a small sized terrestrial with an erect, stout stem carrying 3 to 4, gathered in a basal rosette, obliquely ovate, acute, canaliculate and petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Habenaria praetermissa la Croix 1993; Podandriella batesii (la Croix) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing