Microcoelia stolzii (Schltr.) Summerh.

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Microcoelia stolzii

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Status: Native
Leafless epiphytic herb. Roots numerous, mostly unbranched. Inflorescences 2-3, arching or pendent, up to 12 cm long, densely many-flowered. Flowers 4-5 mm across, white with a yellow anther cap in the 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: Mostly at the edges of riverine or evergreen forest.
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Flowering time:Sep - Oct
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Mozambique distribution: Z
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Content last updated: Tuesday 11 November 2008

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329. (Includes a picture).

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 429 - 430. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 86. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 282. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Microcoelia stolzii
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Microcoelia stolzii

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Microcoelia stolzii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118900, retrieved 25 June 2019

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