Habenaria cultriformis Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Cultratae Kraenzl. Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Fragrance sun cool Cold LATER summer EARLYfall

Common Name The Knife-Shaped Leaf Habenaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Yemen in grasslands and open bushlands at elevations of 1100 to 2200 meters as a small to just large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy throughout stem carrying lanceolate, the uppermost decreasing smaller bract-like leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, 7.2" [to 18 cm] long, densely few to many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate mostly longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination, Does not conform with Cribb's photo of 2004.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb and Rasmussen 2004 photo hmm