Polystachya campyloglossa Rolfe 1909 SECTION Affines Kranzlin Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flowers

Plant and Flowers in situ in Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

FragrancePart Shade CoolFallWinter

Common Name The Bent Lip Polystachya

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe on small trees and bushes in cloudy hill forests at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with clustered, ovoid to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, ligulate to oblong-ligulate or oblong lanceolate, rounded and unequally bilobed apcially leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 3 to 5" [7.5 to 12.5 cm], 2 to 6 flowered inflorecence with fragrant [unpleasant], shortly pubescent flowers

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007;

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