Habenaria engleriana Kraenzl. 1893

Photo by Dominic Bonardi

Part Sun Warm Cool LATER Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Engler's Habenaria [German Botanist 1844 to 1930]

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Cameroon, in the understory of forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with large, pubescent, tuberous roots giving rise to an erect, annual, leafy stem carrying broadly oblong, scute, larger in the medium third, more or less wavy margins, sheathing below intothe base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, clasping the pedicel floral bracts and carrying white tinted with green flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria hunteri Rolfe 1918; Plantaginorchis engleriana (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;