Habenaria buettneriana Kraenzl. 1892

Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera

Collection sheet and drawing

Collection Sheet by Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Buettner's Habenaria [German Physician and Botanist 1750's]

Flower Size

Found in Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon and Uganda in rainforests at elevations of 1200 to 1350 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, delicate to rather stout, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 11 to 17, oblanceolate to obovate, apiculate, spreading, the upper 2 to 4 much smaller, bract-like lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the early fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, lax below dense above, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying green sometimes tinged pink or brownish flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria graminea A.Chev. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchenko etal 2010 drawing fide;