Habenaria stenoceras Summerh. 1957 SECTION Diphyllae Drawing and Collection sheet courtesy of Kew

Part shade Hot LATE Spring

Common Name The Narrow Horned Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Cameroon and the Central African Republic grassy savannahs and marshgrass on sand at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a tuber with the exposed parts glabrous giving rise to a single, basal, adpressed to the ground, suborbicular, transversimently elliptic, apiculate leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long overall, rachis 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, lax, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts below and carrying non-resupinate flowers


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