Polystachya anceps

Polystachya anceps

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. anceps
Binomial name
Polystachya anceps
Ridl. 1885

Polystachya anceps is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the winter with several flowers.


Plants are found growing in Comoros and Madagascar


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.


Common Names: The Double Edged Polystachya


  1. Dendrorchis anceps (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Polystachya hildebrandtii Kraenzl. 1923
  3. Polystachya mauritania var anceps Ridley

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