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Polystachya dendrobiiflora

Polystachya dendrobiiflora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. dendrobiiflora
Alliance:
Binomial name
Polystachya dendrobiiflora
Rchb.f. 1881


Polystachya dendrobiiflora is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in late spring with around twenty 1.6 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on shrubs in the montane grasslands of Burundi, Congo, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe at elevations of 400 to 2150 meters

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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Polystachya dendrobiiflora tayloriana Polystachya dendrobiiflora var tayloriana Sepals are white with small purple spots and petals are white, lip is white and has purple spots

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Dendrobium Flower-Like Polystachya

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cyrtopera flexuosa Rolfe 1894
  2. Dendrorkis dendrobiflora (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Eulophia flexuosa (Rolfe) Gilg 1895
  4. Eulophia tayloriana (Rendle) Rolfe 1897
  5. Eulophia vandervekeniana Geerinck 1977
  6. Polystachya busseana Kraenzl. 1902
  7. Polystachya flexuosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1903
  8. Polystachya holochila Schltr. 1903
  9. Polystachya kassneriana Kraenzl. 1904
  10. Polystachya macropetala Kraenzl. 1905
  11. Polystachya miranda Kraenzl. 1901
  12. Polystachya tayloriana Rendle 1895

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