Habenaria bonateoides Ponsie 2007

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a tthe Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Bonatea-Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Kenya and Tanzania at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout stem carrying 7 or more, middle ones lanceolate-elliptic, shortly acuminate, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, cylindrical, to 10" [25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Bonatea tentaculifera Summerh. 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of Kenya Stewart &Campbell 1996 as Bonatea tentaculifera