Polystachya concreta

Polystachya concreta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. concreta
Binomial name
Polystachya concreta
[Jacq.] Garay & Sweet 1974

Polystachya concreta is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the spring with many 5 mm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in China, India, Sri Lankha, Nicobar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Leewards, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Windwards, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina


Plants should be grown in fine fir bark or in sphagnum moss with moderate light and 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: Pale Flowered Polystachya


  1. Callista flavescens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Cranichis luteola Sw. 1804
  3. Dendrobium flavescens Lindley 1830
  4. Dendrobium polystachyon Sw. 1800
  5. Dendrobium polystachyum Sw. 1800
  6. Dendrorchis extinctoria (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  7. Dendrorchis minuta [Aubl.]O. Ktze. 1891
  8. Dendrorchis polystachyon (Sw.) Kuntze 1891
  9. Dendrorchis purpurea (Wight) Kuntze 1891
  10. Dendrorchis wightii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  11. Dendrorchis zollingeri (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  12. *Epidendrum concretum Jacq. 1760
  13. Epidendrum minutum Aubl. 1755
  14. Maxillaria luteola Beer 1854
  15. Maxillaria purpurea (Wight) Beer 1854
  16. Onychium flavescens Blume 1825
  17. Polystachya caquetana Schltr. 1924
  18. Polystachya colombiana Schltr. 1920
  19. Polystachya cubensis Schl. 1923
  20. Polystachya extinctoria Rchb.f 1863
  21. Polystachya flavescens Lindley 1905
  22. Polystachya kraenzliniana Pabst 1957
  23. Polystachya luteola [Sw.]Hooker 1824
  24. Polystachya luteola Wight 1851
  25. Polystachya minuta Britton 1845
  26. Polystachya minuta (Aubl.) Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895
  27. Polystachya penangensis Ridl. 1896
  28. Polystachya pleistantha Kraenzl. 1897
  29. Polystachya purpurea Wight 1851
  30. Polystachya purpurea var. lutescens Gagnep. 1934
  31. Polystachya reichenbachiana Kraenzl. 1926
  32. Polystachya siamensis Ridl. 1896
  33. Polystachya singapurensis Ridl. 1896
  34. Polystachya wightii Rchb.f. 1863
  35. Polystachya zeylanica Lindl. 1838
  36. Polystachya zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857

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