Isochilostachya vaginata (Summerh.) Mytnik & Szlach.

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Isochilostachya vaginata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Isochilostachya vaginata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

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Synonyms: Polystachya vaginata Summerh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Epiphyte or occasional lithophyte. Flowers are borne all along the long stems; plants are usually without leaves at the time of flowering, especially when growing in exposed situations. The sepals are pubescent on the outside.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of sub-montane forest and high rainfall Brachystegia woodland. Often growing on the main trunk of large trees.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 50. as Polystachya vaginata

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 344 - 345. As Polystachya vaginata (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 115 - 116. as Polystachya vaginata (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 222. as Polystachya vaginata (Includes a picture).


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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: Isochilostachya vaginata., retrieved 20 October 2016

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