Habenaria bequaertii Summerh. 1953 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. Drawing by A Cleuter/Geerink

Part shade Cold

Common Name Bequaert's Habenaria [French Collector of the type specis 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 CM]

Found in Uganda and Zaire among mosses at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by 3 to 4, cauline, ooblong narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 1.6 to 10" [4 to 25 cm] long, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence CARRYING RESUPINATE FLOWERS

Synonyms Montolivaea bequaertii (Summerh.) Szlach. 2001; Pseudoperistylus bequaertii (Summerh.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Roeperocharis bequaertii (Summerh.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide;