Polystachya pudorina P.J.Cribb 1978 SECTION Superpositae Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Fragrant Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The ? Polystachys

Flower Size

Found in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania in rainforests at elevations of 850 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, suberect to pendent epiphyte with basally clustered, branched above and superposed, terete, flexuous, slender stems carrying qt the apex, 2, linear, soft in texture, light green, minutely roundly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect to pendent, [.8 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying fairly showy, pale pink and white flowers with a crimson column that are diurnally fragrgant..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide;