Polystachya undulata P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978 SECTION Cultriformies Kraenzl. Collection sheet and photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolLATEWinter Spring AGAIN IN LATE Summer

Common Name The Undulate Polystachya

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zaire, Burundi and Rwanda at undisclosed locations at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong, rather compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblong to obovate, obtuse, glaucous green, auriculate basly leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring as well as in the late summer on a terminal, erect, simple to few shortly branched, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers

CAUTION!I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 ; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatch. etal 2014 drawing ok