!Stolzia nyassana Schltr. 1915

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Plant drawing

Drawing by La Croix

Common Name The Nyassan Stolzia [Refers to being from Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Malawi and Tanzania in cloud forests at elevations of 1770 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to fleshy, somewhat, angular ovoid, dorsiventrally compressed, mat forming pseudobulbs carrying 2, oblong-ligulate to oblong-elliptic, fleshy, suberect, rounded, notched apcially leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, somewhat flattened, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely 2 to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Porpax nyassana (Schltr.) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1996;