Habenaria nigerica Summerh. 1953 publ. 1954 Drawing and collection sheet by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Nigerian Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in senegal, Togo and Nigeria in open savanna and woodland as a small sized terrestrial with a rather stout, erct, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 6 to 7, increasing in size up the stem, longest just beneath the inflorescence, lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, laxly several to many flowered inflorescence carrying yellowish green flowers .

CAUTION!!! The collection sheet above is listed as Habenaria cf nigerica so it is not verified to be the species, so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlachetko etal 2010 drawing ok;