Polystachya coriscensis Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Polychaete Cribb

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name The Corsico Polystachya [An Island off the coast of Gabon]

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and Zaire in evergreen forests on mossy branches at elevations up to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs enveloped by a few basal sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, ligulate, coriaceous, unequally bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a puberulent, paniculate, 1.6 to 4.8" [4.5 to 12 cm] long, 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence and carrying small flowers with a pleasing scent .

Synonyms Polystachya bituberculata Kraenzl. 1900; Polystachya kiessleri Schltr. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2015 drawing fide;