Polystachya goetzeana Kraenzl. 1901 SECTION Isochiloides Summerh. Photo by Isabel La Croix and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Fragrance deep shade Cold Fall

Common Name Goetz' Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania and Malawi in montane and submontane evergreen forests at elevations around 2300 to 2350 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear, grass-like, dark green somewhat spotted purple leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, shorter than the leaves, densely pubescent, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence enveloped partially by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths carrying musky scented flowers

Synonyms Isochilostachya goetzeana (Kraenzl.) Mytnik & Szlach. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984; African Orchid in Cultivation and the Wild La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1998 photo fide