Polystachya bicalcarata Kraenzl. 1905 SECTION Cultriformies Kraenzl. Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Cool Cold SpringSummer Fall

Common Name The 2 Spurred Polystachya

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nigeria, the Gulf of Guinea Islands and Cameroon in submontane and montane forests at elevations of 950 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to 3 membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, linear to lanceolate, acute to subacute, sometimes obtuse, fleshy, thick, cuneate below into the articulate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, 2 to 3 branched, 1 to 4.8" [2.5 to 12 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, glabrous, successively few, several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate to triangular, amplexicaul, acuminate, glabrous floral bracts and carrying medium sized, non-resupinate flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2015 drawing fide;