Bulbophyllum stolzii Schltr. 1915 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindley 1862 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Stolz's Bulbophyllum [German original collector of species later 1800's- 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Tanzania and Malawi in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or rarely as a lithophyte with 1.2 to 4.4" [3 to 11 cm] between each orbicular to narrowly ovoid, not to hardly flattened, obtusely 4 to 5 angled pseduobulb carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, thick, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, bright green, not to hardly emarginate, slightly oblique, narrowly elliptic to linear, rounded to obtuse, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to patent, basal, wiry peduncle to .8 to 2.32" [2 to 5.8 cm] long, with 4 to 7 scarious bracts, rachis arching to nodding, terete, slightly to distinctly zigzag bent, .4 to 2.4" [1 to 6 cm] long, cylindrical, 1.2 to 5" [3 to 12.5 cm] long overall, laxly, 4 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate acuminate floral bracts and carrying many open simultaneously, distichous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide;