Habenaria coeloglossoides Summerh. 1942 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892 Drawing by Stanffer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

partial sun Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Coeloglossum Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda in upland grassslands at elevations around 2500 to 3600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with rather flexuous stems carrying 4 to 7, scatttered, lowest 1 to 2 sheath-like, middle ones, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, lower ones equal to, to longer than the flowers.

Synonyms Kryptostoma coeloglossoides (Summerh.) Szlach. 1995; Pseudocoeloglossum coeloglossoides (Summerh.) Szlach. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part I Summerhayes 1968; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Pseudocoeloglossum coeloglossoides drawing fide