Polystachya subumbellata P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978 SECTION Cultriformis [Thouars] Sprengel

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Full Shade Cool LATESummer

Common Name The Almost Umbellate Polystachya

Flower Size 1/4" [.65 cm]

Found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe in deep shaded montane evergreen forest at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with long and slender, clustered pseudobulbs and narrow linear leaves that blooms in the late summer on a very short 1 to few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide;