Microcoelia stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant in situ in Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Fragrance Part Shade Hot CoolLATESpring

Common Name Stolz's Liparis [German Plant Collector and Missionary in Africa later 1800's]

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in evergreen foreets and high rainfall woodlands at elevations of 800 to 2450 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with sliver-green roots that blooms in the late spring on up to 5, erect to pendulous, spreading, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, more or less furrowed, densely many [40] flowered inflorescence with non-sheathing, ovate, acute, indistinctly single nerved floral bracts and carrying fragrant, crystaline, heather scented flowers.

Synonyms *Gussonea stolzii Schltr. 1915; Microcoelia ericosma Summerh. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo hmm; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing/photo; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 photo

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