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Genus: Polystachya

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 200 species (mainly Africa, also Asian, Australasian and American tropics), with 27 species native to southern Africa. An additional three species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Polystachya adonsoniae

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Polystachya albescens

Polystachya caespitifica

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Polystachya campyloglossa

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Polystachya concreta

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Polystachya cultriformis  

Polystachya dendrobiiflora

[= Dendrobianthe dendrobiiflora]

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Polystachya fusiformis

Polystachya fusiformis lindblomii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polystachya golungensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Polystachya greatrexii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Polystachya lindblomii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Polystachya malilaensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Polystachya mauritiana

 

Polystachya melanantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Polystachya modesta

Polystachya ngomensis

 

Polystachya ottoniana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Polystachya phiriae

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Polystachya pubescens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Polystachya sandersonii

 

Polystachya simplex

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Polystachya subumbellata

Recorded from Mozambique.

Polystachya transvaalensis

Polystachya vaginata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Polystachya valentina

Polystachya zambesiaca

Polystachya zuluensis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Polystachya bella

Native to Kenya.

 

Polystachya brassii

Native to Malawi.

 

Polystachya eurygantha

Native to Kenya and Uganda.

 

 


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