Polystachya eurygnatha Summerh. 1949 SECTION Superpositae Photo by Bob Campbell

Partial shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Broad ? Polystachya

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rwanda, Uganda and southwestern Kenya in forests at elevations of 1000 to 2350 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing, pendulous epiphyte with superposed, arising from the middle of the previous growth, cylindrical to more or less fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leaf sheath bases carrying 3 to 5, more or less spreading, lanceolate to ligulate-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a laxly 3 to 4 branching, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, slender, slightly compressed, pubescent 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Pt 2 Cribb 1984; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide