Polystachya mzuzuensis P.J.Cribb & la Croix 1991 SECTION Affines KraenzlPhoto by E. la Croix and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Spring LATE Fall

Common Name The Mzuzu Polystachya [A city in the north of Malawi]

Flower Size

Found in northern Malawi in high rainfall woodlands at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with fusiform-ovoid, 3 noded pseudobulbs carrying 3, spreading, narrowly elliptic, acute, glaucous green above, purplish beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring and late fall on a terminal, erect, .8" [2 cm] long, pubescent, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts


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