Polystachya minima Rendle

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Synonyms: Polystachya malilaensis sensu Morris
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 800 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec (Jan)
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Southern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 346 - 347.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 113. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 221. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 17.

Morris, B. (1967). The epiphytic orchids of Soche Mountain. Historic and Scientific Society of Malawi Journal 20(2) Page 32. As Polystachya malilaensis

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

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 minima.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220910, retrieved 22 April 2024

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