Polystachya batkoi Szlach. & Olszewski 2001 SECTION Polychaete Cribb

Inflorescence and Plant in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Deep shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning Batko's Polystachya

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Gabon in primary and secondary forests at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with delicate, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by 1 to 2 basal sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, apical, linear-oblanceoalte, unequally tridentate, acute teethj, middle one the longest, erect to suberect leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, dense, filiform, delicate, glabrous, to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, thin, delicate, glabrousfloral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2015 drawing fide;