FZ.34. Polystachya Hook.

DENDROBIANTHE Mytnik & Szlach.

EPIPHORELLA Mytnik & Szlach.


Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2011) A Monograph of the Subtribe Polystachyinae Schltr. (Orchidaceae) University of Gdansk, Poland, ISBN 978 83 7531 174 4

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic or terrestrial, herbs with sympodial growth. Pseudobulbs usually present. Leaves linear to elliptic or oblanceolate, of various textures. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, arising from the apex of the pseudobulb. Flowers usually not resupinate, usually scented. Lateral sepals fused to the column-foot to form a mentum. Lip usually 3-lobed, less often entire, glabrous or pubescent, often recurved, fleshy. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 25 taxa.

Polystachya concreta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adansoniae Rchb. f.WCbDescription, Image
albescens Ridl. subsp. imbricata (Rolfe) Summerh.NNDescription, Image
armeniaca la Croix & P.J.CribbWNw
asper P.J.Cribb & Podzorski [DD]WNw
brassii Summerh. N,C,EMc
calluniflora Kraenzl. var. hologlossa P.J. Cribb & la CroixNN
concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R. SweetN,WNw,Cb,NDescription, Image
dendrobiiflora Rchb. f.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
epiphytica De Wild.WNw
erythrocephala Summerh. [DD]WNw
fusiformis (Thouars) Lindl.WNwImage
golungensis Rchb. f.WNwDescription
heckmanniana Kraenzl.E
holmesiana P.J. Cribb[NrEnd]N,W,CNw,N,CDescription, Image
mafingensis P.J.Cribb [NrEnd][DD]NMcDescription, Image
malilaensis Schltr.NNDescription
modesta Rchb. f.B,N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,CDescription, Image
moreauae P.J.Cribb & Podzorski [DD]NN
parva Summerh. WNw
saccata (Finet) Rolfe WNw
stuhlmannii Kraenzl.WNwDescription
transvaalensis Schltr.EMcDescription, Image
vaginata Summerh.NNDescription, Image
villosa Rolfe NN
zambesiaca RolfeEEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Polystachya:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Polystachya
Flora of Malawi: Polystachya
Flora of Mozambique: Polystachya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polystachya

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polystachya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polystachya
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Polystachya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya
Plants of the World Online: Polystachya
Tropicos: Polystachya
Wikipedia: Polystachya

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Polystachya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=434, retrieved 20 June 2024

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