Polystachya teitensis P.J.Cribb 1978 SECTION Affines Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Teite Polystachya [A district of southeastern Kenya]

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found only in southeastern Kenya in montane mist forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustereed, conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts with the pubescent flowers held close together at the apex of the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart Campbell 1996; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo fide;