Polystachya mzuzuensis P.J. Cribb & la Croix

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: mzuzuensis: of Mzuzu a district in northern Malawi where the type was collected.
Habitat: High rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the South Viphya Mts in northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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 353 - 355.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 226. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polystachya mzuzuensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polystachya mzuzuensis
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Wikipedia: Polystachya mzuzuensis

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 mzuzuensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220940, retrieved 16 April 2024

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