Stolzia moniliformis P.J.Cribb 1978 Drawing by Mrs J A Lowe

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Chain Forming Stolzia

Flower Size

Found in the Uluguru Mountains of Tanzania on mossy branches of trees in montane forests at elevations of 1350 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to fusiform-compressed, close set, apex obliquelt set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, fleshy, erect, elliptic to oblanceolate, apiculate, emarginate, bluish green leaf that blooms on a much shorter than the leaf, peduncle to .2" [5 mm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral rbacts and carrying fleshy, cream colored to greenish flowers with dark purple to green to blackish within.

Synonyms Porpax moniliformis (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 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 Drawing fide;