Polystachya rosellata Ridl. 1883

Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rosy Polystachya

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in northeastern and central Madagascar in eriaceous scrub and humid lichen rich forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with tiny, obscure pseudobulbs carrying linear-ligulate, curved, falcate, 5 veined leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, thin, hirsute, loosely few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrorkis rosellata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 photo good