!Stolzia nyassana Schltr. 1915 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing ok; 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;

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