Polystachya leonensis Rchb.f. 1881Photo by Kew and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Sierra Leone Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Cameroon at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, globose pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 6, lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves taht blooms on a usually unbranched, 3.6 to 12" [9 to 30 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrorkis leonensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; African Orchid in Cultivation and the Wild La Croix 1997; Orchid Digest vol 71 #3 2007photo fide;