Habenaria phantasma la Croix 1993

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her West African Orchid Website

Scent Part shadeHotWarm

Common Name or Meaning The Ghostly Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in the Congo at elevations around 500 metrs as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with an erect slender stem carrying 3 to 7, basally clustered, spreading, obliquely oblanceolate, acute, undulate margins, dark green above, paler beneath, canaliculate into the petiolate base leaves with 2 to 3 cauline leaves above that blooms on an erect, terminal, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, rather laxly 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Podandriella phantasma (la Croix) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Podandriella phantasma drawing fide