Polystachya lukwangulensis P.J.Cribb 1978 SECTION Isochiloides Summerh. Photo by A Muller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection Sheet

Specimen by R B Drummond and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

deep shade Cold LATEsummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Lukwangule Plateau Polystachya [An Area of Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in upland rainforests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with clustered, conical to subpyriform, pseudobulbs carrying 4, distichous, suberect, obliquely angled, linear to slightly tapering apically, subacute to minutely bilobed leaves that blooms in the late summer to early fall on an erect, shorter than the leaves, 1.8" " [4.5 cm] long, pubescent, around 4 flowered inflorescence subtended by an ancipitous, acute bract and has lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Isochilostachya lukwangulensis (P.J.Cribb) Mytnik & Szlach. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide;