Stenoglottis woodii Schltr. 1924 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Rogier van Vugt and his Orchid webpage


Common Name Wood's Stenoglottis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Zimbabwe and South Africa in rocky areas at elevations of sea level to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terresstrial or lithophyte with several, cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect, several sheathed scape and carrying 5 to 20, in a basal rossette, erect to spreading, linear, lanceolate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, somewhat glaucous green, acute, non-undulate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a 8" [to 20 cm] long, 5 to 40 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Cynorkis macloughlinii L. Bolus 1928; Stenoglottis macloughlinii (L.Bolus) G.McDonald 1995; Stenoglottis macloughlinii (L.Bolus) G.McDonald ex J.M.H.Shaw 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok