African Plant Database

Angraecum stolzii Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 663 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecoides stolzii (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb with leafy ± 2-edged stems 2,5-40 cm long with numerous slender elongated roots amongst leaves; leaves distichous, linear, falcate, 4,5-9x0,4-0,9 cm, apex unequally and acutely 2-lobed; inflorescences 2-3 cm long, 1(-2)-flowered borne at each node below roots, 2-3 together, opposite a leaf; peduncle filiform, 0,5-1,7 cm long; flowers cream or yellow-green, turning orange with age, 1,7-2 cm Ø; pedicel and ovary 4-6 mm long, twisted; tepals lanceolate, acuminate, 7-9x1,5-3 mm; lip ovate, boat-shaped, 5-8x3-5 mm; spur straight or slightly curved, 5-9 mm long, clavate.
Ecology : Evergreen forest and forest patches; forest; riverine forest; “at all levels up to the canopy, dangling in tangled masses and often falling and being caught in the undergrowth, then becoming established there” (I. la Croix & al., Orchids Malawi: 241, 1991).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 374
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
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