Habenaria stolzii Schltr. 1906 SECTION Replicatae Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Stolz' Habenaria [German Missionary and Orchid Collector later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in upland grasslands at elevations of 2000 to 2100 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid, densely tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, slender to stout, leafy throughout styem carrying 13 to 17, lowermost 2 to 3 sheath-like, white with green reticulate veins, the middle 8 to 10, erect to suberect, linear to very narrowly lanceolate, long tapering apically, the uppermost, adpressed to the stem, lanceolate, very acute, bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 9.6" [5 to 24 cm] long, rather densely 8 to many flowered inflorescence with thin, lanceolate, acuminate, mostly longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Bilabrella stolzii (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kras-Lap. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;

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