Polystachya cornigera Schltr. 1925

Plant and Flowers Photos by K Senghas

Common Name The Horn Carrying Polystachya

Flower Size .25" [6.5 mm]

Found in mid central to northern Madagascar in lichen rich montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, linear leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence

The plant in the photo is not the normal variety, it is Polystachya cornigera var. integrilabia and is the type photo for the variety

Synonyms Polystachya cornigera var. integrilabia Senghas 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Orchidaceae Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo

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