Polystachya acridolens Summerh. 1947 publ. 1948 SECTION Affines Photo by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Janz Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Specimen Type Specimen by Moreau and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Fragrance deep shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Acrid Smelling Polystachya

Flower Size .6" [1.5 mm]

Found in southwest Tanzania on trees and rocks near rivers at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, erect-spreading, ligulate to linear-ligulate, rounded and slightly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, unbranched, 1.4 to 2.8" [3.5 to 7 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered, terete, pubescent inflorescence carrying acrid smelling flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 2 Cribb 1984;