Roeperocharis wentzeliana Kraenzl. 1901


Photos by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

partial shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name Wentzel's Roeperocharis [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's earl;y 1900's]

Flower Size small

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in montane grasslands at elevations of 1650 to 2700 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy throughout stem carryin 6 to 10, linear-lanceolate, acute, erect, decreasing in size towards the apex, 1 to 2 lowermost sheathlike leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 9.6" [3 to 24 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide;