Polystachya shega Kraenzl. 1895 SECTION Isochiloides Summerh. Photo by W. Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection Sheet Specimen by C Holst and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website /Specimen by C Holst and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

deep shade Cool Cold LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The ? Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Tanzania in upland forests at elevations around 1500 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with aggregated, conical-ovoid, slender above stems carrying 2 to 3, linear, erect to suberect-spreading, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, unbranched to branched, shortly branched, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, terete, densely pubescent few flowered inflorescence almost completely enveloped by 2 to 3, linear, acute bracts and lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Isochilostachya shega (Kraenzl.) Mytnik & Szlach. 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 2 Cribb 1984; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 ;