Habenaria physuriformis Kraenzl. 1909 SECTION Commelynifoliae Kraenzl. 1892

Plant and Flowers in situ Liberia

Photos by The Fauna and Flora of Liberia Website

Full shade Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Physurus-Like Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Gabon and Zaire in forests with a creeping rhizome, giving rise to an erect, delicate, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 9, gathered a=towards the base or along the stem, oblanceolate, obovate, rarely lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, spreading, petiolate base leaves and with 3 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, acute, adpressed to the stem, glabrous cauline bracts above that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 8" [3 to 20 cm] long, lax or dense, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence with small, white, green or pinkish flowers

Synonyms Habenaria buntingii Rendle 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as H buntingii drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963 as H buntingii; Flore du Gabon Vol 36 Szlachetko etal 2004 as H buntingii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchecko etal 2010 drawing fide