Polystachya melanantha Schltr.

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Synonyms: Polystachya ionocharis Kraenzl.
Polystachya uniflora De Wild.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Lowland forest
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Cribb, P.J. (1984). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 389.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 344.

Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2011). A Monograph of the Subtribe Polystachyinae Schltr. (Orchidaceae) University of Gdansk, Poland, ISBN 978 83 7531 174 4 Pages 244 - 245. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 391.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya melanantha
African Plant Database: Polystachya melanantha
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Wikipedia: Polystachya melanantha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polystachya melanantha.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168410, retrieved 12 July 2024

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