Polystachya maculata P.J. Cribb 1984 SECTION Cultriformis [Thouars] Sprengel Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

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Side View Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

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Common Name The Spotted Polystachya

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Burundi as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte in dense forests at elevations around 1500 meters with ovoid or cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong or obovate, acute, leaf with erose margins that blooms on a 4 to 7" [10 to 17.5 cm]long, arching, many succesively single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring mostly in the fall but can occur at most any time.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;