Polystachya

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Polystachya
Polystachya laxiflora 01.jpg
Polystachya laxiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Hook.
Species

About 100, see text

Synonyms[1]
  • Epiphora Lindl.
  • Nienokuea A. Chev.
  • Dendrorkis Thouars
  • Dendrorchis Thouars ex Kuntze
  • Neobenthamia Rolfe
  • Disperanthoceros Mytnik & Szlach.
  • Geerinckia Mytnik & Szlach.
  • Szlachetkoella Mytnik
  • Dendrobianthe (Schltr.) Mytnik
  • Epiphorella Mytnik & Szlach.
  • Unguiculabia Mytnik & Szlach.
  • Isochilostachya Mytnik & Szlach.
  • Neoburttia Mytnik, Szlach. & Baranow

Polystachya, abbreviated Pol in horticultural trade, is a flowering plant genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). This rather distinctive genus was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1824 and is the type genus of the subtribe Polystachyinae. It contains about 100 species widespread across much of the tropical parts of the globe.[1]

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