Stenoglottis zambesiaca Rolfe

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Stenoglottis zambesiaca

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Stenoglottis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Stenoglottis fimbriata sensu Summerh.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Erect epiphytic or lithophytic herb. Leaves in a basal rosette, lanceolate to narrowly obovate, often spotted with undulate margins. Inflorescence laxly few to many-flowered, flowers often facing more or less to one side. Flowers pink to lilac; lip 3-lobed with darker pink spots; spur absent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In submontane evergreen forest on mossy rock, rotting logs and on trucks of trees, occasionally in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2150 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 256 - 257. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 220 - 221. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 71. as Stenoglottis fimbriata

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 128. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 107 - 108. as Stenoglottis fimbriata (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 149. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 390. as Stenoglottis fimbriata

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 141.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 29 - 31. as Stenoglottis fimbriata


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stenoglottis zambesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116480, retrieved 1 October 2016

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