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


Flower Size

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