Habenaria praealta (Thouars) Spreng. 1826

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Type Drawing Drawing by © Thouars

Part Shade Cool Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Very High Occuring Habenaria

Flower Size

Found in Reunion and Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests and riverine forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by a whorl of leaf bearing sheaths carrying linear, almost grass-like, acute basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Satyrium praealtum Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Satyrium proeultrum [praealtum] drawing fide;