Stolzia repens (Rolfe) Summerh.
var. obtusa G. Will.

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Stolzia repens var. obtusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Stolzia repens var. obtusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Stolzia sp. no. 2 (Ball 1398)
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety differs from Stolzia repens var. repens in the more rounded shape of the petals and sepals, and dark red-brown flowers with lighter stripes on the petals and sepals. It often has slightly larger and less succulent leaves, possibly due to its moister and more sheltered habitat in montane evergreen forest.
Notes: In Zimbabwe it is known only from the higher slopes of Mt Tyauru (Castle Beacon) in the Vumba Mountains.
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
Habitat: In forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 1850 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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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) Pages 290 - 291.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 141 - 142.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stolzia repens
African Plant Database: Stolzia repens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Stolzia repens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stolzia repens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stolzia repens
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stolzia repens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Stolzia repens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stolzia repens
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JSTOR Plant Science: Stolzia repens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stolzia repens
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Stolzia repens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stolzia repens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stolzia repens
Tropicos: Stolzia repens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stolzia repens var. obtusa., retrieved 21 July 2019

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