Hetaeria occidentalis Summerh. 1934

Drawing by Summerhayes and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Western Hetaeria

Flower Size .25" [.525 mm]

Found in Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo and Zaire in riverine forests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 8, all along the stem, ovate, acute to acuminate, petiolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 16" [40 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Zeuxine occidentalis (Summerh.) Geerinck 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 as Zeuxine occidentalis drawing fide;