Polystachya bipoda Stévart 2004 SECTION Cultriformies Kraenzl.

Plant and Flowers Photos by Vincent Droissart and his West African Orchid Website


Common Name The 2 Footed Polystachya

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in rain or drier montane forests at elevations of 680 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear, semi-cylindrical, basally cuneate, acute apically leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, paniculate, 3 to 6 branched, each branch 1 to 4 flowered, glabrous, to .8" [to 2 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Dendrorkis bifida (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Polystachya farinosa Kraenzl. 1893

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