Polystachya clareae Hermans 2003

Closer view of Inflorescence

Closer Flower View

Photos by Eric Hunt

Common Name Clare's Polystachya [German Wife of Collector of species Johan Hermans]

Flower Size

Found in northwestern and east central Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, simple or to 3 branched, clustered, many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #7 2012 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide;