Polystachya lindblomii Schltr. 1922 SECTION Superpositae Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Part sun warm Cold Summer

Common Name Lindblom's Polystachya [German Plant collector in Kenya 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe at the edge of forests at elevations of 860 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, very slender, narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs leafy towards the apex and each arising out of the center of an older pseudobulb carrying several, linear, grass-like, acute, flexuous leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, 2" [5 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Polystachya ugandae Kraenzl. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo ok; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;