Habenaria physuriformis Kraenzl. 1909 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892

Photo by Francisco Perez-Vera

Plant and Flowers in situ Liberia

Photo by The Fauna and Flora of Liberia Website

Full shade Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Physurus-Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Gabon and Zaire in forests with a creeping rhizome, giving rise to an erect, delicate, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 9, gathered a=towards the base or along the stem, oblanceolate, obovate, rarely lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, spreading, petiolate base leaves and with 3 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, acute, adpressed to the stem, glabrous cauline bracts above that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 8" [3 to 20 cm] long, lax or dense, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence with small, white, green or pinkish flowers

Synonyms Habenaria buntingii Rendle 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as H buntingii drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963 as H buntingii; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 pphoto/drawing fide; Flore du Gabon Vol 36 Szlachetko etal 2004 as H buntingii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide