Polystachya meyeri P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978 SECTION CultriformesPhoto by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Meyer's Polystachya [british Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda in upland rainforests and montane forests at elevations of 1350 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly obclavate, ridged pseudobulbs enveloped by 4 to 6 basal sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse, subcordate basally leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle stout, to 3 to 8" [7.5 to 20 cm] long, with a bsal sheath, paniculate, 4.4 to 11.5" [11 to 28 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


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