Polystachya tsinjoarivensis H.Perrier 1936 Photo courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part shade CoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Tsinjoariv Polystachya [Town in Madagascar]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious, heavily striate sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, apical, lanceolate-linear, obtuse leaves embracing the base of the 5" [12.5 cm] long, hirsute, 16 to 24 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 2 to 3, long, compressed, ancipitous, narrowly winged sheaths occuring in the summer.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939 drawing ok; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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