Polystachya riomuniensis Stévart & Nguema 2004 SECTION Caulescentes Kraenzl.

Plant Photos by Simo/Vincent Droissart and West African Orchid Website

Part shade Cool LATER Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Rio Muni Polystachya

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea in forests at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2 cataphyls and 3 to 4 narrowly obovate, cuneiform basally, acute, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, arching, greenish to black, 1 to 5 branched, peduncle to 8" [20 cm] long, rachis glabrous, markedly zig-zag, 3.6 to 12.8" [9 to 32 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with imbricate, triangular, glabrous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 2 Szlachetko etal 2015 drawing good; P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------