Polystachya monophylla Schltr. 1916Photo by Phillip Cribb and The Arkive Website

Part shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Single Leaf Polystachya

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in northeastern and east central Madagascar on quartzite rocks at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, oblong-ligulate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, twice as long as the leaves, 4 to 6.4" [10 to 16 cm] long, densely 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; The Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;