FZ.10. Stenoglottis Lindl.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial, epiphytic or lithophytic herbs. Leaves usually numerous, in a basal rosette. Scape erect with a few sheaths. Inflorescence an erect raceme. Flowers numerous, white, pink or lilac, often with darker spots. Sepals briefly united at the base to column and the lip. Petals erect. Lip 3-5-lobed, with or without a spur. Column very short and broad. Pollinia 2, with short caudicles and circular viscidia. Staminodes present. Stigmas ± clavate.

Worldwide: 4 species in eastern and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Stenoglottis zambesiaca

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
woodii Schltr.E
zambesiaca RolfeC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stenoglottis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Stenoglottis
Flora of Mozambique: Stenoglottis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stenoglottis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stenoglottis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Stenoglottis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stenoglottis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stenoglottis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Stenoglottis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stenoglottis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=410, retrieved 24 April 2017

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