Polystachya disiformis P.J.Cribb 1978 SECTION Humiles Photo by Bob Campbell

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Common Name The Disa-Like Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, very small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, conduplcate, sage-green, spotted and lined with purple, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to rounded apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, unbranched, peduncle terete, villose, to .8" [2 cm] long, to 2.2" [5.5 cm] long overall, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Pt 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997;