Polystachya supfiana Schltr. 1905 SECTION Cultriformis [Thouars] Sprengel

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Gabon and Cameroon in submontane forests at elevations up to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical, slender, delicate pseudobulbs enveloped by 1 to 2 basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, .4" [1 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatch. etal 2014 drawing ok

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