Polystachya pubescens

Polystachya pubescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. pubescens
Binomial name
Polystachya pubescens
[Lindley] Rchb.f 1863

Polystachya pubescens is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with seven to twelve 2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in South Africa and Swaziland at elevations up to 1000 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 Fine-Haired Polystachya


  1. Dendrorchis pubescens (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. *Epiphora pubescens Lindley 1836
  3. Lissochilus sylvaticus Eckl. ex Sonder ?
  4. Polystachya lindleyana Harv. 1863

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