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Polystachya

Polystachya concreta plate
Polystachya concreta from
Collectanea Botanica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Alliance:
Genus: Polystachya
Hooker 1824
Type Species
Polystachya concreta


Polystachya, abbreviated Pol in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Africa,the Caribbean, Florida United States, Mexico, Brazil, South East Asia, and Indonesia

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have a nodding flower that opens downwards with 4 pollina.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in fine fir bark or in sphagnum moss with moderate light and cool to warm temperatures. Plants can also be mounted. Water regularly during the summer. Reduce watering during the winter and water about every two weeks.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its capabilities to re-bloom off of old spikes

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista Lour. 1790
  2. Dendrorchis Thou. 1822
  3. Dendrorkis Thou. 1809
  4. Epiphora Lindley 1837
  5. Josephia Wight 1851
  6. Monixus Finet 1907
  7. Onychium Bl.

Species Edit

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