Polystachya alpina

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Polystachya alpina


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Polystachya alpina



Polystachya alpina Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 131 (1862).


  • Homotypic
    • Dendrorkis alpina (Lindl.) Kuntze Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 658 (1891).
    • Unguiculabia alpina (Lindl.) Szlach. & Mytnik, Richardiana 8: 21 (2008).
  • Heterotypic
    • Polystachya preussii Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 51 (1893).
    • Polystachya winkleri Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 154 (1906).
    • Polystachya talbotii Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 282 (1910).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Nigeria.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Island.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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