Habenaria microceras Hook.f. 1864

Plant and Flowers in situ Gabon Photos by Vincent Droissart and his The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade

Common Name The Tiny Horned Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Bioko, the Gulf Guinea Islands and southwestern Cameroon at elevations of 1500 to 3000 metrs as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte on mossy tree trunks with 1 to 2, oblong to ovoid, subterranean tubers giving rise to an erect, glabrous, rather stout stem carrying 7 to 8, sessile,to subsessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, decreasing in size up the stem leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long, lax below, more dense above, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, herbaceous, glabrous floral bracts and carrying more or less spirally arranged green to yellowish green flowers

Synonyms Montolivaea microceras (Hook.f.) Szlach. 2001; Peristylus preussii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1898; Platanthera preussii Kraenzl. 1893; Pseudoperistylus microceras (Hook.f.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 as Montolivaea microceras drawing fide

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