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 ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;