Polystachya lawrenceana Kraenzl.

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Synonyms: Polystachya sp. of Moriarty, Wild Flowers of Malawi: 56 (1975).
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On exposed rocks in montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1350 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec(Jan - Feb on Zomba)
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to Zomba, Malosa and Mulanje Mts, 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 349 - 351. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 229. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 55 - 56. as Polystachya sp. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 20.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 139.

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

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 lawrenceana.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220970, retrieved 22 February 2024

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