Microcoelia stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant in situ in Zimbabwe

Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Fragrance Part Shade Warm ColdLATESpring

Common Name Stolz's Liparis [German Plant Collector and Missionary in Africa later 1800's]

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in evergreen forests and high rainfall woodlands at elevations of 800 to 2450 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with sliver-green roots that blooms in the late spring on up to 5, erect to pendulous, spreading, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, more or less furrowed, densely many [40] flowered inflorescence with non-sheathing, ovate, acute, indistinctly single nerved floral bracts and carrying fragrant, crystaline, heather scented flowers.

Synonyms *Gussonea stolzii Schltr. 1915; Microcoelia ericosma Summerh. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo hmm; A Monograph of the Genus Microcoelia [Orchidaceae] Jonsson 1981 drawing/photo; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; ; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #1 1997 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #1 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo ok;