Bonatea saundersioides (Kraenzl. & Schltr.) Cortesi 1905

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Judd Kirkel W and The I Spot Southern Africa Website

Part Shade cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Bonatea saundersiae-like Bonatea

Flower Size

Found in Swaziland, Natal and Transvaal South Africa under trees along streams, dry gullies or rock bluffs at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrrestrial with an erect stem carrying cauline, narrow, often withering at blooming leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, laxly to rather densely 15 to 40 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Habenaria saundersioides Kraenzl. & Schltr. 1897; Habenaria umvotensis Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the orchids of Northern South Africa McMurty, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide;