Hetaeria occidentalis Summerh. 1934

Drawing by Francisco Perez-Vera


Drawing by Summerhayes and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Western Hetaeria

Flower Size .25" [.525 mm]

Found in Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo and Zaire in riverine forests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 8, all along the stem, ovate, acute to acuminate, petiolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Zeuxine occidentalis (Summerh.) Geerinck 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as Zeuxine occidentalis drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing fide;