Polystachya puberula Lindl. 1825 SECTION Polystachya Drawing by Lindley and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade HotWarmLATE Spring EARLY Fall

Common Name The Short-Haired Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia Cameroon and Gabon at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblanceolate pseudobulbs carrying c. 5, oblanceolate, lanceoalte to narrowly elliptic, acute, arcuate, sometimes longer than the inflroescence leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an erect, terminal, densely pubescent, branches secondarily branching, to 10, each branch to 2.8" [7 cm] long, widely spreading, 5.2 to 10" [13 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, densely pubesdcent floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrorkis puberula (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlach. etal 2015 drawing good;