Polystachya subumbellata

Polystachya subumbellata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. subumbellata
Binomial name
Polystachya subumbellata
P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978

Polystachya subumbellata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms during the summer with one to three .65 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the deep forest of Mozambique and Zimbabwe at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters


Plants should be grown in fine fir bark or in sphagnum moss with moderate light and cool 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 Almost Umbellate Polystachya

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