Stolzia compacta P.J.Cribb 1977 subsp purpurata Cribb

Plant and Flower

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Common Name The Compact Stolzia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Southern Malawi and Zimbabwe on mossy branches in montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid or pear-shaped, chain-forming pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate, thin leaf that blooms in the winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with resupinate, campanulate, rather fleshy flowers

Synonyms Stolzia compacta subsp. iringana P.J.Cribb 1978; Stolzia compacta subsp. purpurata P.J.Cribb 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1996; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983