Rhipidoglossum stolzii (Schltr.) Garay 1972

Flower Closeup

Photos by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart Shade Warm CoolFall THROUGHWinter

Common Name Stolz's Rhipidoglossum [German Missionary and Orchid Collector late 1800 early 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe in submontane and riverine forests at elevations of 200 to 1900 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an elongate, pendant, often branching stem carrying many distichous, oblong, obtusely bilobed apically, dark green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on arising from along the stem, several, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Angraecopsis stolzii (Schltr.) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe stolzii Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 as Diaphananthe stoltzii drawing fide; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 as Diaphananthe stolzii drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe stolzii photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 as Diaphananthe stolzii drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 as Diaphananthe stolzii drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006