Polystachya phirii Fibeck

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Status: Native
Notes: A recently described species only known from Mt. Buhwa, Mt. Mberengwa and similar hills on the Limpopo escarpment. It has a severely fragmented distribution on hilltops. Mining could become a threat in the future and it is listed at Lower Risk, Near Threatened.
Derivation of specific name: phirii: named for Werner Fibeck's wife, Virginia Phiri
Altitude range: (metres) Above 900 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

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

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 130.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya phirii
African Plant Database: Polystachya phirii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polystachya phirii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polystachya phirii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya phirii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polystachya phirii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polystachya phirii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polystachya phirii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polystachya phirii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya phirii
Ispot Southern Africa: Polystachya phirii
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya phirii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polystachya phirii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Polystachya phirii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya phirii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polystachya phirii
Tropicos: Polystachya phirii

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 phirii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118410, retrieved 21 July 2019

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