Stenoglottis woodii

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.

 

Distribution in South Africa

Southern KwaZulu Natal and northern Eastern Cape coastline.   

 
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Typical habitat

Occasional in crevices in sandstone cliffs, from near sea level to 1,500m. 

 

Flowering Period

This species typically flowers between December and March. 

 

Distribution elsewhere in Africa

Unknown.  

 

Conservation Status

Click on the distribution map to see the latest conservation status also refer to Provincial Species List on this site for Provincial Red and Orange listing and SANBI Orchid red list

All orchids are protected under CITES regulations.

 

References and additional information

Johnson, S.D., Bytebier, B. Stärker, H. (2010). Orchids of South Africa: A field guide. Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa.

La Croix, I.F. la Croix, E. (1997). African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, USA.


This genus and species article was written by Duncan McFarlane, edited by Karsten Wodrich and published 2019-05-24.

 

Images

  • Disperis woodii by Martin Rautenbach

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