Polystachya caespitifica subsp. latilabris (Summerh.) Cribb & Podzorski 1979 SECTION Cultriformis [Thouars] Sprengel Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.


Common Name The Broad-Lipped Polystachya

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Kenya and Northern Tanzania in montane and submontane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized [6"], warm to cool growing epiphyte with fatter, cylindrical, clumping pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, flat strap-shaped leaf that blooms on a shorter than the leaf, 3" [7.5 cm] long, racemose, several [6] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Polystachya latilabris Summerh. 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation Stewart 1997; Orchid Digest vol 71 #3 2007photo fide;