AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Stenoglottis molweniensis G.McDonald ex J.M.H.Shaw, Orchid Rev. 115(1278, Suppl.): 24 (2007).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Stenoglottis molweniensis G.McDonald, Orchids S. Africa 39(2): 12 (2008), nom. illeg.
Description:
Flowers in this species are white to pale pink often with a broken double line of darker pink down the centre of the lip.
Habitat:
Plants grow in soil banks either on the edge of, or on, tile sheer face of Sandstone cliffs.
Phenology:
Flowering occurs in February to March.
Notes:
The second newly described species comes from the Moiweni River valley and the Little Noodsberg and was first mentioned in 1995. Despite being included with the unspurred group its affinities surely lie with Stenoglottis woodii which it closely resembles but lacks a spur.
Distribution:
KwaZulu-Natal
References:
Gavin McDonald, A Review of the Genus Stenoglottis Lindley