Hetaeria elata Hook.f. 1890

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Handsome Hetaeria

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sabah Borneo and the Philippines in lower mossy montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying several, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with acuminate, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones India Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing ok; The Orchids of penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide