Stolzia grandiflora P.J.Cribb 1985 Photo by © Vincent Droissart and his Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

deep shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Fall

Common Name The Large Flowered Stolzia

Flower Size .66" [1.6 cm]

Found in Cameroon, the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia at the edge of montane forests and swamp forests at elevations of 800 to 2850 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhixome giving rise to slender, clavate, rhizomatous, rather wiry, swollen below each pair of leaves pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic to obovate leaves that blooms in the fall winter and spring on a terminal, .12 to .32" [3 to 8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Porpax macrantha Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018; Porpax macrantha subsp. lejolyana (Stévart, Droissart & M.Simo) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018; Stolzia grandiflora subsp. lejolyana Stévart, Droissart & M.Simo 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 ; Field Guide to the Ethopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004 drawing