Polystachya lineata Rchb.f. 1872 SECTION Polystachya Photo by TwaCar and Flickr Orchid Photo Site.

Common Name The Longitudinally Striped Polystachya

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, tapering pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, linear-ligulate, obliquely retuse, conduplicate, basally clsping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminalpaniculate, 7.2" [18 cm] long, slightly compressed, arching, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Polystachya lineata var. elatior Rchb.f. 1872; Polystachya mcvaughiana Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 drawing ok stripes missing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1134 Hamer 1984 drawing okish; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Hagsater and Soto 2002 as Polystachya mcvaughiana drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;