(pronounced: stee-noh-GLOT-tiss)


Orchideae subtribe Habenariinae

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From the Greek stenos, meaning narrow, and glotta, meaning tongue, referring to the slender lobes of the lip.


A genus of four species in Tropical and South Africa.

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McDonald, G. 1995. The genus Stenoglottis in South Africa. S. Afr. Orchid J. 26(4):115-119.

Schelpe, E. A. 1985. A new mechanism of self-pollination in the Orchidaceae exhibited by Stenoglottis fimbriata Lindl. S. Afr. Orchid J. 16(4):144.

Sheehan, T. and M. Sheehan 1985. Orchid Genera Illustrated, 104: Stenoglottis. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 54(3):310-311.

Stewart, J. 1989. The genus Stenoglottis. Kew Mag. 6(1):9-22.