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Orchid Species: Kryptostoma tentaculigerum

Kew currently accepted name is Habenaria tentaculigera

Kryptostoma tentaculigerum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Geerinck in 1982. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Habenaria tentaculigera.
Genus
Kryptostoma (Kryptostoma.)
Grex
tentaculigerum
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Geerinck
Year
1982
ORIGIN: Found in Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in marshy grasslands, seepage areas amongst rocks and woodlands at elevations of 1000 to 2250 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid, woolly tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 5 to 11, the lowest 1 to 2 sheathing, the next few suberect to spreading, lanceolate, acute, the uppermost grading into bract-like leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 2 to 10.4 [5 to 26 cm] long, 3 to 17 flowered inflorescence.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Habenaria Hab tentaculigera 1867 Rchb.f.
Add+ Habenaria Hab antunesiana 1900 Kraenzl.
Add+ Habenaria Hab ludens 1914 Kraenzl.
Add+ Kryptostoma Kryptostoma ludens 2006 (Kraenzl.) Szlach.
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