Neobolusia stolzii Schltr.
var. stolzii

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Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii

Photo: Penny English
near Chelinda bridge in Nyika National Park.

Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii

Photo: Penny English
near Chelinda bridge in Nyika National Park.

Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii

Photo: Penny English
near Chelinda bridge in Nyika National Park.

Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii

Photo: Penny English
near Chelinda bridge in Nyika National Park.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 18–65 cm tall, growing from spherical or ellipsoid tubers c. 10 mm long. Leaves 3–6, largest near the base, Lanceolate, 5–13.5 cm long, acute, decreasing in size up the stem, upper ones bract-like. Inflorescence laxly 2–12-flowered. Sepals and petals yellow-green, lip dull maroon with a white or greenish margin. Sepals lanceolate to ovate, 6–11 mm long, pointes; dorsal sepal projecting over the column; lateral sepals spreading, slightly longer than the dorsal sepal. Petals 4-9 mm long, lanceolate, pointed, ciliolate. Lip oblong-spathulate, 5-9 mm long, entire, convex with a large hairy callus in the lower centre.
Derivation of specific name: stolzii: after Adolf Ferdinand Stolz (1871-1917), German missionary, merchant and plant collector in Angola and Malawi, particularly of orchids.
Habitat: In damp montane grassland, on seepage slopes or amongst rocks.
Altitude range: 1800 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 331. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 28. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 35. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 123.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 138.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 26 - 27. As Neobolusia stolzii (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Neobolusia stolzii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Neobolusia stolzii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Neobolusia stolzii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Neobolusia stolzii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Neobolusia stolzii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Neobolusia stolzii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Neobolusia stolzii
JSTOR Plant Science: Neobolusia stolzii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Neobolusia stolzii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Neobolusia stolzii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neobolusia stolzii
Plants of the World Online: Neobolusia stolzii
Tropicos: Neobolusia stolzii
Wikipedia: Neobolusia stolzii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii., retrieved 22 March 2023

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