Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

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Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Mozambique

Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Polystachya gerrardii Harv.
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Status: Native
Description:
Some plants occur with yellow flowers and often also have slightly narrower leaves than white-flowered forms. These were formerly described as P. gerrardii but are now regarded as merely a colour form. In tropical East Africa pink and purple forms occur.
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Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa and South Africa. Also in Madagascar, Comoros, Mascarene Islands and Seychelles..
Zimbabwe distribution:
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 158 - 159. as Polystachya gerrardii (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: Polystachya cultriformis (yellow-flowered form).
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181350, retrieved 2 July 2016

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