Hetaeria elata Hook.f. 1890


Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J D Hooker

Part shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Handsome Hetaeria

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sabah Borneo and the Philippines in lower mossy montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying several, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with acuminate, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones India Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing ok; The Orchids of penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide