Polystachya campyloglossa Rolfe

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Polystachya campyloglossa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge entrance, Vumba

Polystachya campyloglossa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Polystachya campyloglossa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge entrance, Vumba

Polystachya campyloglossa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Polystachya campyloglossa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

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Synonyms: Polystachya ottoniana Rchb. f. var. confusa sensu Ball
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Status: Native
Description:
Epiphyte or occasional lithophyte, forming small clumps. Pseudobulbs ovoid to conical, 2-3 leaved. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, up to 11 cm, often tinged with purple. Inflorescence 2-6 flowered. Flowers yellow to yellow-green; lip 3-lobed, strongly recurved, white with purple-pink edgings on the side lobes.
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Habitat: Along the edges of evergreen forest and Brachystegia woodland in the mist belt.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Content last updated: Sunday 29 July 2007
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 188 - 189. as Polystachya ottoniana var. confusa (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P. (1984). Orchidaceae (Part 2) FTEA Page 395.

La Croix, I and Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) FZ 11(2) Page 352.

La Croix, I.F. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 227. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 391.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 63. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polystachya campyloglossa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118300, retrieved 22 October 2014

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