Hetaeria mannii (Rchb.f.) Benth. ex Durand & Schinz 1894


Plant and Inflorescence in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Deep Shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning Mann's Hetaeria [German Orchid Enthusiast and original collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Gabon, Congo and Zaire as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with oblong, acuminate, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, much longer than the leaves, pubescent, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Rhamphidia mannii Rchb.f. 1881; Zeuxine mannii (Rchb.f.) Geerinck 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Rhamphidia mannii; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as Zeuxine mannii drawing fide;