Polystachya victoriae Kraenzl. 1901 SECTION Affines Kranzlin

White Color Version Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette Vovan and and his Gabon Orchids Website

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Common Name Victoria's Polystachya [Queen Victoria of England]

Found in Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Gabon in dry localities and mangrove swamps at elevations around 650 to 950 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical-conical pseudsobnulbs enveloped by 5 to 6 leaf bases carrying oblong-lanceoalte, obtuse, unequally bilobed apcially, arising after flowering leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, peduncel, erect, stout, densely pubescent, to 8" [20 cm] long, rather densely to 35 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, thin, delicate, glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms Epiphorella victoriae (Kraenzl.) Mytnik & Szlach. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 3 2007 photo; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlatch. etal 2014 as Epiphorella victoriae drawing fide

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