Polystachya paniculata

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Polystachya paniculata

Common Name: The Paniculate Polystachya
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: autumn
Flower Size: 4mm
Synonyms: *Dendrobium paniculatum Sw. 1805

Found in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Coast of Ivory, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo in rainforests at elevations of 900m to 1900m as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout, cylindrical, compressed, sulcate with age, 3 to 4 noded pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4 distichous, strap-shaped, more or less unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a branched, many flowered, glabrous, 21cm long, terete inflorescence with bright colored flowers subtended by 1 to 3, obtuse to acute sheaths.

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