Polystachya acuminata Summerh. 1947 publ. 1948 SECTION Affines Type Specimen by Moreau and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Fragrance deep shade Warm LATERSummer

Common Name The Acuminate Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in rain forests at elevations around 900 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid to subspherical, clustered, brownish green pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, spreading to almost recurved, oblanceolate, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, subacute, green with purple margined or irregularily purple spotted leaves that blooms in the later summer on a racemose or rarely poorly branched, erect, terete to slightly compressed, slightly pubescent, 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, laxly 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying anise scented flowers


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