Stolzia viridis P.J.Cribb 1978 Drawing by Cribb

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Green Stolzia

Flower Size

Found in the Uluguru Mountains of Tanzania on mossy branches of trees in wet mist forests at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to obliquely ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2 off center apically, ligulate to emarginate apically, bright green leaves that blooms on an as long as the leaves erect, peduncle somewhat flattened, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, to 4.4" 11 cm] long, densely 6 to 14 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts and carrying secund, lime green flowers with a purple lip.

Synonyms Porpax viridis (P.J.Cribb) Schuit., Y.P.Ng & H.A.Pedersen 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 Drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984;