Polystachya lejolyana Stévart 2004 SECTION Cultriformis Kranzl

Inflorescence and Plant Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Deep shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning LeJoy's Polystachya

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Gabon in lowland, damp, evergreen forests at elevations up to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ellipsoid pseudobulbs enveloped by 2, acuminate cataphyls and carrying subsessile, elliptic, emarginate and mucronate apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that can last 3 to 4 months each.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;