Habenaria platyanthera Rchb.f. 1850 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892 Drawing by Reichenbach and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Broad Anther Roeperocharis

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Ethiopia in montane grasslands an swampy meadows at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying 3 to 5, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, grading smaller above into bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Roeperocharis platyanthera (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide