Polystachya valentina la Croix & P.J. Cribb

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Polystachya valentina

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Chimanimani Mts

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Chimanimani Mts

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Polystachya valentina

Photo: Neil Crouch
Base camp to hut, Chimanimani N.P.

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Synonyms: Polystachya sp. no. 1 sensu Grosvenor (1976)
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small lithophytic herb. Pseudobulbs, clustered, conical. Leaves 4-5 per pseudobulb, elliptic, dark green, often with purple margins. Inflorescence unbranched, 6-10 flowered. Flowers pale to deep plum-pink; lip white.
Notes: Its major threat is fire.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Growing on granite and quartzite sandstone rocks in montane grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 26 July 2010
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 184 - 185. as Polystachya sp. no. 1 (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. & La Croix, I. (1996). New Polystachya species (Orchidaceae) from tropical West and South-central Africa Kew Bulletin 51(3) Pages 575 - 577. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 85. as Polystachya sp. no. 1

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) Pages 356 - 357. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2011). A Monograph of the Subtribe Polystachyinae Schltr. (Orchidaceae) University of Gdansk, Poland, ISBN 978 83 7531 174 4 Pages 258 - 259. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.


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Flora of Mozambique: Polystachya valentina

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya valentina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polystachya valentina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya valentina
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polystachya valentina
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polystachya valentina
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polystachya valentina
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polystachya valentina
iNaturalist: Polystachya valentina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya valentina
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya valentina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polystachya valentina
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Polystachya valentina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya valentina
Plants of the World Online: Polystachya valentina
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polystachya valentina
Tropicos: Polystachya valentina
Wikipedia: Polystachya valentina


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 valentina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118490, retrieved 21 September 2019

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