Polystachya stenophylla Schltr. 1925 SECTION Polystachya

Another Drawing Drawings by D E Bennet & E A Christenson/Dunsterville and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Narrow Leaved Polystachya

Flower Size .8" [2 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in hot montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindric, tapered pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, paniculate, rachis puberulent, 4.8" [12 cm] long, overall, many flowered inflorescence with small ovate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 362 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;