Habenaria schaijesii Geerinck 1982 SECTION Multipartitae

Drawing TYPE Photo by Schaijes TYPE Drawing by Geerink

Part shade Cool LATEWinter

Common Name Schaijes' Habenaria [French Botanist and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire within dambos at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying 5, sheath-like, tighly clasping, elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late winter on an erect, 7.2" [18 cm] long, 4" [10 cm] around, fairly lax, 6 flowered inflorescence with the inferior bracts folicaeous, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, subsessile flowers

Synonyms Kryptostoma schaijesii (Geerinck) Szlach. 1995; Ochyrorchis schaijesii (Geerinck) Szlach. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide;