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
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.
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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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., retrieved 23 October 2016

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