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Polystachya longiscapa

Polystachya longiscapa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. longiscapa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Polystachya longiscapa
Summerh. 1934


Polystachya longiscapa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Tanzania at elevations of 1100 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: The Long Inflorescence Polystachya

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