Polystachya virescens Ridl. 1885SECTION Cultriformes Photo by © Z. Burivalova and The Conservatoire et Jardin botanique de la Ville de genève, Africa Website

Common Name The Greenish Polystachya

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in northern and eastern Madagascar in humid, everghreen forests at elevations around 700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrow pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, oval-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a less than twice as long as the leaf, simple to more often branched, sometimes with 5 to 7 lateral braches, 1.6 to 8.8" [4 to 22cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Dendrorkis virescens (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Orchidaceae Perrier 1939 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009;