Stenoglottis

Stenoglottis

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  • longifolia

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Stenoglottis fimbriata

 

  • Stenoglottis fimbriata subsp. saxicola by Martin Rautenbach

Description

Slender epiphyte, lithophyte, or terrestrial, which can grow up to 400mm tall. Leaves 6-10 in a basal rosette, strap-shaped to narrowly spear-shaped, spotted, with wavy fringes. Inflorescences lax, 5-30 flowers, which are lilac with darker spots. Sepals  similar and up to 8mm long, petals are shorter and enclose the column. Spur absent. A very variable species in size and colouration. The fleshy, hairy roots attach themselves onto quite steep rock faces, preventing excess water and debris accumulating. Colony forming. 

 

Stenoglottis longifolia

 

Description 

Fairly robust lithophyte or epiphyte, up to 600mm tall. Leaves 6-10 in a basal rosette, strap-shaped to narrowly elliptic, uniformly green, margins slightly wavy. Inflorescence lax to dense, up to 80 flowers that are lilac to white with darker spots all over. Sepals similar, up to 10mm long. Petals shorter than sepals, enclosing the column. Lip 5-lobed. Spur absent. 

 

Stenoglottis woodii

 

  • Disperis woodii by Martin Rautenbach

Description

Slender terrestrial or lithophyte, up to 200mm tall. Leaves 5-20 in a basal rosette, narrowly elliptic to egg-shaped, uniformly coloured. Inflorescence lax, 4-20 flowers, white to pink, often with purple spots at the base. Sepals similar, up to 5mm long. Petals erect, 3,5mm long.

 

Stenoglottis zambesiaca

 

  • Stenoglottis zambesiaca by Lourens Grobler

Description

Very slender lithophyte, or rarely an epiphyte, up to 350mm tall. Leaves 6-12 in a basal rosette, strap to narrowly spear-shaped, uniformly covered or sometimes spotted, or slightly wavy. Inflorescsence lax, flowers lax, pale lilac or pink, lip darker and spotted. Column enclosed by petals. Spur absent. 

 

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