Bulbophyllum stolzii Schltr. 1915 SECTION Ptiloglossum Lindl. 1862

Drawing by J J Vermuellen

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name Stolz's Bulbophyllum [German original collector of species later 1800's- 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Tanzania and Malawi in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or rarely as a lithophyte with 1.2 to 4.4" [3 to 11 cm] between each orbicular to narrowly ovoid, not to hardly flattened, obtusely 4 to 5 angled pseduobulb carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, thick, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, bright green, not to hardly emarginate, slightly oblique, narrowly elliptic to linear, rounded to obtuse, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to patent, basal, wiry peduncle to .8 to 2.32" [2 to 5.8 cm] long, with 4 to 7 scarious bracts, rachis arching to nodding, terete, slightly to distinctly zigzag bent, .4 to 2.4" [1 to 6 cm] long, cylindrical, 1.2 to 5" [3 to 12.5 cm] long overall, laxly, 4 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate acuminate floral bracts and carrying many open simultaneously, distichous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Vol 2 Cribb 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 2 - A Taxonomic Revision of the Continental African Bulbophyllinae Vermeullen 1987 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing good; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide;