Habenaria mannii Hook.f. 1864 SECTION Multipartitae Kraenzl Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Part Shade CoolCold WinterSpring SummerFall

Common Name Mann's Habenaria [German Forest Engineer in India ? 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon and the Gulf of Guinea Islands in upland grasslands and pastures at elevations of 1400 to 2800 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous stem carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, rarely ovate, acute to acuminate, decreasing in size up the stem leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, 1.6 to 8.8" [4 to 22 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Kryptostoma mannii (Hook.f.) Szlach.1995; Ochyrorchis mannii (Hook.f.) Szlach.2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Szlachetko etal 2010 drawing/photos fide