Stolzia cupuligera (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1953 Photo by Williamson

Drawing Collection Sheet by Lucie Tanner and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

deep shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Cap Carrying Stolzia

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Malawi in cloud forests in deep moss at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to inconspicuous, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptical, rounded apiocally, gradually narrowing below intot he petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, single flowered inflroescence holding the brown maroon to brick red fleshy flower below the leaf.

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum cupuligerum Kraenzl.1909; Stolzia diffusa Summerh. 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 Bulbophyllum cupiligerum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 ;