Polystachya

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Polystachya
Polystachya laxiflora 01.jpg
Polystachya laxiflora
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Polystachya

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, and commonly known as yellowspike orchid,[2] 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 many of the tropical areas of the world.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Polystachya". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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