Polystachya anthoceros la Croix & P.J.Cribb 1996

Plant and FlowersPhotos by G Kamden and West African Orchid Website

Common Name The Horn-Like Flower Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon in montane and submontane forests on spreading branches at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with densely clustered, slightly superposed, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, canaliculate leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, laxly 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence carrying a flower with a very long spur.

Synonyms Disperanthoceros anthoceros (la Croix & P.J.Cribb) Mytnik & Szlach. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2015 as Disperanthoceros anthoceros drawing fide;