!Stenoglottis fimbriata Lindl. 1837

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photos courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Plants in situ as lithophytes

Plants in situ as litho-terrestrial

Photos by Cameron McMaster


Common Name The Fringed Stenoglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found from Gabon to South Africa as a small to medium sized, deciduous, cool to warm growing, epiphyte on tree trunks, lithophyte on damp, shady rocks or terrestrial in upland rainforests at elevations around 850 to 2000 meters with several, oblong, fleshy tubers carrying 6 to 16, in a basal rosette, oblong or lanceolate, acute, often maroon spotted, glabrous leaves with undulate margins that blooms in the later summer through fall on an erect, rather slender, scaberlous, 18" [45 cm] long, many [to 50] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Stenoglottis fimbriata var. saxicola Schltr. ex Kraenzl.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S fimbriata var saxicola; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Vol 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing fide; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 1 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 5 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #9 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide;