Habenaria goetzeana Kraenzl. 1900 SECTION Kryptostoma Photo by Orchideen vereniging vlaanderen Website

Part Shade Warm Cold Winter

Common Name Goetze's Habenaria [original collector of species late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in rough grasslands and woodlands at elevations of 950 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to 5 to 9, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Kryptostoma goetzeanum (Kraenzl.) Geerinck 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing hmm; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora of Zambia Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Kryptostoma goetziana; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Kryptostoma goetzeanum drawing good