Polystachya adansoniae Rchb. f.

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Polystachya adansoniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Polystachya adansoniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small epiphytic or rarely lithophytic orchid. Pseudobulbs set closely together on a rhizome. Leaves usually 2-3, 5-16 cm long, glossy green. Inflorescence very densely many-flowered, Flowers very small, 2-3 mm in diameter, creamy-yellow, more or less heavily tinged with purple.
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Habitat: In evergreen forest and high rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 29 July 2007
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 192 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P. (1984). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 367 - 368. (Includes a picture).

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 336 - 337. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 119 - 120. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 214 - 215. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 60. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 138 - 139.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polystachya adansoniae
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Polystachya adansoniae
Tropicos: Polystachya adansoniae
West African Plants database: Polystachya adansoniae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polystachya adansoniae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118270, retrieved 24 July 2016

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