Polystachya pubescens (Lindl.) Rchb. f.

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Polystachya pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Polystachya pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Polystachya lindleyana Harv.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare or probably extinct
Status: Native
Description:
Epiphytic or lithophytic herb, often forming clumps. Pseudobulbs 2-3 cm long, pear-shaped with 2 or 3 leaves. Inflorescence up to 20-flowered. Flowers golden-yellow with longitudinal purple-brown strips on the lateral sepals and lip.
Notes: This is essentially a South African species, which is known from a few old records from the Honde Valley in Eastern Zimbabwe. Various recent searches have not refound any specimens and the species is listed as probably extinct in Zimbabwe. Note that the one specimen cited in FZ 11(2), p. 356, namely Sparrow in GHZ 215168 from near Troutbeck Hotel and therefore at an altitude probably greater than 2000 m, is a record of a cultivated plant.
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
Habitat: Woodland and forest
Altitude range: (metres) 750 m (approx)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Swaziland and Eastern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Extinct?
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Images last updated: Friday 19 May 2006
Literature:

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


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Polystachya pubescens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polystachya pubescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya pubescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polystachya pubescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polystachya pubescens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polystachya pubescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya pubescens
Ispot Southern Africa : Polystachya pubescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya pubescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polystachya pubescens
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Polystachya pubescens
Tropicos: Polystachya pubescens
West African Plants database: Polystachya pubescens


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 pubescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118420, retrieved 26 July 2016

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