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
Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
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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Images last updated: Sunday 29 July 2007

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

Cribb, P.J. (1984). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 395.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 85. As Polystachya ottoniana var. confusa

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) Page 352.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 91. (Includes a picture).

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya campyloglossa
African Plant Database: Polystachya campyloglossa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polystachya campyloglossa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Polystachya campyloglossa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya campyloglossa
Plants of the World Online: Polystachya campyloglossa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polystachya campyloglossa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polystachya campyloglossa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118300, retrieved 23 August 2019

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