Polystachya epiphytica De Wild.1903 SECTION Affines Specimen by Verdick and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

deep shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Epiphytic Polystachya

Flower Size

Found commonly in Zaire and Zambia in brachystegia Woodlands or on evergreen over streams at elevations around 1300 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, oblanceolate, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence carrying deep orange flower with a minutely spotted red lip and an orange red column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998;