Roeperocharis urbaniana Kraenzl. 1892

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


Common Name Urban's Roeperocharis [Belgian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in northwestern Ethiopia in grassy montane meadowsat elevations around 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6 oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate leaves taht blooms in the later summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, laxly 8 to 13 flowered inflorescence with elliptic narrowly triangular, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria setigera Chiov. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004