Habenaria busseana Kraenzl. 1902 SECTION Diphyllae

Type Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial sun Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name Busse's Habenaria [German Original Collector of species late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ethiopia and Tanzania in grasslands at elevations of 1580 to 2450 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, glabrous, somewhat flexuous stem carrying a single, basal, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to reniform leaf that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 2.4 to 4.6" [6 to 12 cm] long, 13 to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, scarcely as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew,Cribb & Rassmusen 2004;