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Polystachya bella

Polystachya bella

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. bella
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Binomial name
Polystachya bella
Summerh. 1960


Polystachya bella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with many 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the rain forest of southwestern Kenya and Uganda at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters.

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Beautiful Polystachya

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