Stolzia christopheri P.J. Cribb 1981

Plant Photos by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Christopher's Stolzia

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Tanzania in montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to globose, slighyl dorsiventrally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths in youth and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect to suberect, subcoriaceous, oblong to oblanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the sulcate, slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy, large for the genus, inflated flowers.

Synonyms Porpax christopheri (P.J.Cribb) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 photo fide;