Habenaria montolivaea Kraenzl. ex Engl. 1892 SECTION PseudoperistylusTYPE Drawing and collection sheetz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm cold Summer

Common Name The Mount of Olives Habenaria [Type locality within Ethiopia]

Flower Size

Found only in Ethiopia in open grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a leafy throughout stem carrying 4 to 7, basal 3 spreading, obovate, grading smaller above to bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, subdensely to densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, lowermost often longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Montolivaea elegans Rchb.f. 1881; Peristylus albidulus Chiov. 1911; Pseudoperistylus montolivaea (Kraenzl. ex Engl.) Szlach. & Olszewski 200

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmusen 2005;