Stenoglottis zambesiaca Rolfe 1897

Plant and Flowers in situ in Zimbabwe

Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite


Common Name The Zambian Stenoglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Transvaal South Africa in submontane evergreen forest on mossy rock, rotting logs and on trucks of trees, occasionally in woodland at elevations of 1300 to 2150 meters as an erect, miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic, terrestrial or lithophytic herb with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect scape with several a basal rosette, lanceolate to narrowly obovate, often spotted with undulate margins leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, laxly few to many-flowered inflorescence with the flowers often facing more or less to one side.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as syn to S fimbriata; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo 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 fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 photo fide;