Polystachya paniculata

Polystachya paniculata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. paniculata
Binomial name
Polystachya paniculata
(Sw.) Rolfe 1897

Polystachya paniculata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the fall with many 4 mm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Etiopia, Uganda and Zaire at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters


Polystachya paniculata 1

Flowering Habit of Poly. paniculata

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 Paniculate Polystachya


  1. *Dendrobium paniculatum Sw. 1805

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