Polystachya saccata (Finet) Rolfe

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Synonyms: Epiphora saccata Finet
Epiphorella saccata (Finet) Mytnik & Szlach.
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Frequency: Very local in Zambia
Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: saccata: sack-like, referring to the conical sack in the apical part of the lip.
Habitat: On mossy tree-trunks in riverine forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Principe, Gabon, DRC and western Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Geerinck, D. (1992). Orchidaceae (seconde partie) Flore d'Afrique Centrale Jardin botanique national de Belgique Pages 432 - 433.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 332.

Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2011). A Monograph of the Subtribe Polystachyinae Schltr. (Orchidaceae) University of Gdansk, Poland, ISBN 978 83 7531 174 4 Pages 549 - 550. as Epiphorella saccata (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 117 - 118. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya saccata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya saccata
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Wikipedia: Polystachya saccata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Polystachya saccata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=199650, retrieved 28 September 2023

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