Polystachya pachychila Summerh. 1953 SECTION Cultriformes Kraenzl.

Inflorescence Photos by The Orchid Nord Website

Part sun Cool Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Broad Leafed Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Rwanda and Kenya at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, narrowly cylindrical, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic to ovate, obtuse, basally auriculate leaf that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, sparsely hairy, branched, 1.6 to 6" [4 to 15 cm] long, successively several to 60 flowered inflorescence with inconspicuous bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;