Polystachya moreauae P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978 SECTION Cultriformes KraenzlPhoto by Lourens Grobler and The Wikia Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name Moreau's Polystachya [Botanist for the east Tanzanian orchids 1900's]

Flower Size .432" [1.8 cm]

Found in northeastern Zambia in riverine forest margins at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered,, narrowly cylindrical, 2 node pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 loose, tubular sheaths in youth and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic-oblong, obtuse, articulated below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, slightly longer than the leaf, pubescent, unbranched to 1 to 2 branched, laxly several flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1998 drawing fide;