Polystachya engongensis Stévart & Droissart 2007 SECTION Polychaete Cribb

Lip Detail Photos by Vincent Droissart and West African Orchid Website

SECTION Polychaete CribbPhoto by la Croix and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Engong Polystachya [A Village in Rio Muni]

Flower Size

Found in Equatorial Guinea in submontane forests at elevations of 1080 to 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths and carrying linear, bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, densely pubescent peduncle, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 branched, to 40 flowered inflorescence with subulate-setaceous floral bracts.


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