Campylocentrum polystachyum Rolfe 1903 SECTION Campylocentrum

Photo by Alexander Reynolds

Part shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Rich Blooming Campylocentrum

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, leafy, mat-forming epiphyte with an elongate, creeping, branching stem carrying distichous, stiff, somewhat serrate towards the apex, narrowly ovate, apiculate, slightly contracted below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on longer than the leaves, opposite the leaves, 1" [2.5 cm] long, distichous, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum polystachyum Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 405 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson & Escobar 1994 photo good; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo good; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide