Habenaria longirostris Summerh. 1932 SECTION Trachypetalae

Plant and Flowers in situ Burkino Faso Photos by Marco Schmidt and West African Plants WebSite

Common Name The Long-Beaked Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Guinea Bissau, Burkino Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda and Ethiopia in grasslands often among shrubs at elevations around 1080 meters as a small to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, stout, leafy throughout stem carrying 6 to 13, spreading, lowermost 2 to 4 sheath-like, the middle, lanceolate-ovate to broadly ovate, acute, the upper 2 to 3, grading much smaller, lanceolate bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 2.8 to 14" [7 to 35 cm] long, rather loosely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Trachypetalum longirostre (Summerh.) Szlach. & Sawicka 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Trachypetalum longirostre drawing fide