Microcoelia stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.

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Microcoelia stolzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutare

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Status: Native
Description:
Leafless epiphytic herb. Roots numerous, mostly unbranched. Inflorescences 2-3, arching or pendent, up to 12 cm long, densely many-flowered. Flowers 4-5 mm across, white with a yellow anther cap in the centre.
Notes: This species is similar to Microcoelia exilis. It can be distinguished by the slightly larger flowers and the mostly unbranched roots, which give the plant a more tidy appearence.
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Habitat: Mostly at the edges of riverine or evergreen forest (specimen in the photo was found in suburban Mutare).
Altitude range: (metres) 1150 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
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Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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 329. (Includes a picture).

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 429 - 430. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 86. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 282. (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: Microcoelia stolzii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118900, retrieved 5 December 2016

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