Stolzia repens (Rolfe) Summerh.
var. repens

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Stolzia repens var. repens

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Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

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Status: Native
Description:
A small epiphyte. The widely creeping, prostrate, stems like pseudobulbs can form extensive mats, sometimes covering entire trunks and branches of the host trees. Leaves 2 per pseudobulb, suborbicular. Flowers solitary yellow with darker brown-yellow stripes. It differs from the rare and restricted Stolzia repens var. obtusa by the much lighter coloured flowers and the longer, lanceolate and acuminate petals and sepals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland at higher altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Literature:

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.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 52.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 290.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 130 - 131. as Stolzia repens (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 184. (Includes a picture).


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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: Stolzia repens var. repens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118120, retrieved 28 July 2016

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