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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to Eritrea and Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale yellow, often more or less tinged with pink, rarely mauve-pink.

Native to:

Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Polystachya bennettiana Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ash [1743], Ethiopia 29047.140
Stewart [1331], Ethiopia 33072.000
Ash [407], Ethiopia 35354.000
Ash [1034], Ethiopia 35476.001
Ash [1289], Ethiopia 35650.000
Ash, J.W. [2252], Ethiopia 36788.000
Hale, A.J. [103], Ethiopia 37130.000
Pettersson, B. [275], Ethiopia 48550.000
Saska, M. [101], Tanzania Polystachya stricta 17053.000
Copley, H. [9], Kenya Polystachya stricta 20070.000
Eggeling, W.J., Uganda Polystachya stricta 20071.000
Kenya Polystachya stricta 21248.000
Hope, J.F. [362] Polystachya stricta 21249.000
Hepper, F.N. [2882], Cameroon Polystachya stricta 23907.000
Wimbush, S.H., Cameroon Polystachya stricta 24619.000
Sarka [101] Polystachya stricta 29415.000
Greenway, P.J. [13368], Tanzania Polystachya stricta 31696.000
Bowden, J.K. [34], Nigeria Polystachya stricta 33839.000
Cribb, P. [10847], Tanzania Polystachya stricta 35769.000
Cribb, P. [10221], Tanzania Polystachya stricta 36794.000
Boussard, M. [1], Cameroon Polystachya stricta 48835.000
Boussard, M. [3], Cameroon Polystachya stricta 48920.000
Boussard, M. [1], Cameroon Polystachya stricta 49152.000
Cameroon Polystachya stricta 61659.000
Dobson, K., Tanzania Polystachya stricta 9170.000
Polystachya stricta 9175.000
Carroll, E.W., Kenya Polystachya stricta 9177.000
Kenya Polystachya stricta K000242295

First published in Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 113 (1881)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2011). A monograph of the subtribe Polystachyinae Schltr. (Orchidaceae): 1-400. Fundacja Rozwoju Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2015). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 2: 1-300. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aké Assi, L. (2002). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. II Boissiera 58: 1-401.
  • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2015). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 2: 1-300. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0