Hetaeria latipetala Schltr. 1911

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade  Hot EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Broad-Petaled Hetaeria

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests in humus at elevations of 150 to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect stems carrying erect, obliquely ellitical, glabrous, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, elongate to 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, glandulous, puberlous floral bracts

Synonyms Hetaeria latipetala var. longirostris J.J.Sm. 1929; Hetaeria oblongifolia var. papuana J.J.Sm. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1911 drawing good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005