Polystachya goetzeana Kraenzl.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In moss on branches in montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 2300 m (approx)
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 331.

Cribb, P.J. (1978). Studies in the genus Polystachya (Orchidaceae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 32(4) Page 757.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 27.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 344 - 346. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 220. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya goetzeana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polystachya goetzeana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polystachya goetzeana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polystachya goetzeana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polystachya goetzeana
JSTOR Plant Science: Polystachya goetzeana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya goetzeana
Plants of the World Online: Polystachya goetzeana
Tropicos: Polystachya goetzeana
Wikipedia: Polystachya goetzeana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Polystachya goetzeana.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220900, retrieved 16 April 2024

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