!Veyretella hetaerioides (Summerh.) Szlach. & Olszewski 1998 Drawing by Le Testu and The Kew Botanic Gardens Website

Full Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Hetaeria-Like Veyretella

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Gabon in primary forests as a mini-miniature sized terrestrial with elongate rhizomes and fleshy roots that give rise to an erect, glabrous, leafy stem carying 5 to 8, gathered in a basal rosette, broadly lanceolate, to lanceolate, acute, asymentric, thin, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, glabrous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, loosely 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like bracts.

Synonyms Cynorkis hetaerioides (Summerh.) Szlach. 1995; *Habenaria hetaerioides Summerh. 1938; Cynorkis hetaerioides (Summerh.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/85 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Flore du Gabon Vol 36 Szlachetko etal 2004 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide