Hetaeria heterosepala (Rchb.f.) Summerh.1934

Plant in situ Central Africa

Photo by V. Droissart and the Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website


Common Name The Different Sepal Hetaeria

Flower Size small

Found in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Zaire, Tanzania and Madagascar in forests at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying towards the middle, acute, rounded to subcordate basally, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, overall, rachis 2.4" [6 cm] long, 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying green and white, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Cheirostylis heterosepala Rchb.f. 1881; Zeuxine commelinoides A.Chev. 1920; Zeuxine heterosepala (Rchb.f.) Geerinck 1980; Zeuxine odzalaensis Geerinck & Lejoly 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as Zeuxine heterosepaladrawing fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;