Polystachya camaridioides Summerh. 1957

SECTION Affines Kraenzl.

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

Deep shade Hot Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Camaridium-Like Polystachya [refers to the flowers appearance similar to Maxillaria camaridii]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Gulf of Guinea Islands, Nigeria and Cameroon in montane and submontane forests at elevations of 150 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid to elliptic pseudobulbs carrying 4 well spaced, elliptic to ligulate, canaliculate, round and bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, shortly paniculate, rachis minutely pubescent, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with suberect, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


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