Polystachya heckeliana Schltr.1913

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Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name Heckel's Polystachya

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen rich forest at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, ligulate leaves that blooms in the fall on a shorter, provided with 2 very long sheaths, not branched, dense, rachis gnarled, thick, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Orchidaceae Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009