Polystachya odorata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.
Plant blooms from late spring to early summer with four to eight flowers. Flowers are fragrant.
Plants are found growing on boulders in the forest from Ghana and Cameroon, south to Angola, and east to Kenya and Tanzania at elevations of 600 to 1350 meters
Plants should be grown in fine fir bark or in sphagnum moss with moderate light and intermediate to 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: The Fragrant Polystachya
- Dendrorchis odorata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
- Dendrorchis usambarensis (Schltr.) Kuntze 1903
- Polystachya usambarensis Schltr. 1897