Huttonaea woodii Schltr. 1906 Photo by Kurzweil

Part sunCold EARLIERSummer

Common Name Wood's Huttonaea [South African Botanist earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Natal Province of South Africa in damp and marshy grasslands at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying distant, erect, upper ones smaller than the lower, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the earlier summer on an erect, [5 to 7 cm] long, rather dense, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;