Polystachya henrici Schltr. 1924 SECTION PolystachyaTYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariA Website

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name Perrier's Polystachya [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size .48 to .52" [1.2 to 1.3 cm]

Found in central and east central Madagascar in grasslands and xerophytic scrub or on rock outcrops at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with oblong-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle enveloped by 3, long, narrow sheaths, glabrous, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.


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