Neobolusia stolzii Schltr. 1915 Photo courtesy of JSTOR Plant Science Website


Common Name Stolz's Neobolusia [German Missionary and Plant Collector late 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in open wet bog verge and wet upland grasslands at elevations of 1850 to 2600 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid tubers giving rise to 2, basal, usually lanceolate, becoming bract-like above leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, lax, to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Neobolusia stolzii var. bombyliiflora P.J.Cribb 1979; Neobolusia stolzii var. glabripetala Summerh. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 as N stolzii varglabripetala; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide;