Polystachya subumbellata P.J.Cribb & Podz. 1978 SECTION Cultriformis [Thouars] Sprengel
Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten ©, and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite
Common Name The Almost Umbellate Polystachya
Flower Size 1/4" [.65 cm]
Found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe in deep shaded montane evergreen forest at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with long and slender, clustered pseudobulbs and narrow linear leaves that blooms in the late summer on a very short 1 to few flowered inflorescence.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide;