Stolzia williamsonii P.J. Cribb

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Synonyms: Stolzia cupuligera sensu Williamson in Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 128 (1977), non Summerh.
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: williamsonii:after Graham Williamson (1932- ), Zimbabwean dental surgeon and collector, particularly of orchids, in Zambia and Malawi. He first found and described many species and is the author of Orchids of Central Africa (1977).
Habitat: Montane forest.
Altitude range: 2350 m (approx)
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. (1978). A revision of Stolzia (Orchidaceae) Kew Bulletin 33(1) Page 88. Protologue

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 27.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 291.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 131.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 185. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 128 - 129. as Stolzia cupuligera (Includes a picture).

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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: Stolzia williamsonii., retrieved 11 December 2023

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