Polystachya microbambusa Kraenzl. 1926 SECTION Dimorphocaules

Another Angle Photos by Stefan Porembski and The West African Plants Website

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Common Name The Small Bamboo-Like Polystachya

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Cameroon on granite outcroppings or among roots at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing tterrestrial or lithophyte with bamboolike stems that are terete, caulescent, narrowly cylindrical in basal 3/4"s, pseudobulbous fusiform above the origin of a new growth, the pseudobulbs are erect, narrowly cylindrical, superposed from the upper part of the preceding one, and carry 3 to 9, linear-lanceolate to lanceolae, gradually tapering towards the acyte apex leaves that blooms from the late fall through later summer on a simple, pubescent, laxy 3 to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate, thin, glabrous floral bracts. .

Synonyms Nienokuea bambusoides A.Chev. 1945; Nienokuea lutea A.Chev. 1920; Nienokuea microbambusa (Kraenzl.) A.Chev. 1945; Polystachya cyperacearum A.Chev. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 photo good; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;