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Polystachya lawrenceana

Polystachya lawrenceana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. lawrenceana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Polystachya lawrenceana
Kraenzl. 1893


Polystachya lawrenceana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with ten 2.2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on rock faces in the Zomba Plateau in Southern Malawi at elevations of 1350 to 1600 meters

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Lawrence's Polystachya

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