Huttonaea oreophila Schltr. 1897 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Mountain Loving Huttonaea

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cape Province and Natal South Africa in damp grasslands and at the foot of cliffs at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with two rather distant, lower larger, sessile, broadly ovate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 2 to 4, rarely 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;