FZ.34. Polystachya Hook.

DENDROBIANTHE Mytnik & Szlach.

EPIPHORELLA Mytnik & Szlach.

ISOCHILOSTACHYA (Schltr.) Mytnik

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

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic or terrestrial, herbs with sympodial growth. Pseudobulbs usually present. Leaves linear to elliptic or oblanceolate, of various textures. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, arising from the apex of the pseudobulb. Flowers usually not resupinate, usually scented. Lateral sepals fused to the column-foot to form a mentum. Lip usually 3-lobed, less often entire, glabrous or pubescent, often recurved, fleshy. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm areas

Mozambique: 22 taxa.

Polystachya campyloglossa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adansoniae Rchb. f.MSDescription, Image
albescens Ridl. subsp. imbricata (Rolfe) Summerh.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
campyloglossa RolfeMSDescription, Image
concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R. SweetZ,MS,GIDescription, Image
concreta (red-flowered form) MSDescription, Image
cultriformis (Thouars) Spreng.Z,MSDescription, Image
cultriformis (yellow-flowered form) Description, Image
dendrobiiflora Rchb. f.N,MSDescription, Image
fusiformis (Thouars) Lindl.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
golungensis Rchb. f.MSDescription
lindblomii Schltr.ZDescription
malilaensis Schltr.Description
melanantha Schltr.Z,MS
modesta Rchb. f.MSDescription, Image
ottoniana Rchb.f.MDescription, Image
simplex RendleZDescription, Image
songaniensis G. Will.[NrEnd]ZDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Kraenzl.MSDescription
subumbellata P.J. Cribb & Podzorski[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
transvaalensis Schltr.Z,MSDescription, Image
valentina la Croix & P.J. Cribb[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
zambesiaca RolfeMSDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polystachya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya
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iNaturalist: Polystachya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya
Plants of the World Online: Polystachya
Tropicos: Polystachya
Wikipedia: Polystachya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Polystachya.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=434, retrieved 29 May 2023

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