Habenaria obovata Summerh. 1932 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892

Inflorescence Photos by J-M Hervouet and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part Shade CoolColdFall EARLYFall

Common Name The Obovate Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon at elevations of 2100 to 3500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with globose tubers giving rise to and erect, rather stout, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 7, held in the lower part of the stem, oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute, erect to spreading, decreasing in size up the stem leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pseudocoeloglossum occidentale (Kraenzl.) Szlach. 2006; Roeperocharis occidentalis Kraenzl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlachetko etal 2010 as Pseudocoeloglossum occidentale drawing fide;