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OrchidMAP:   4836
Province:   Mo?ambique
Country:   Mo?ambique
Locus:   1832DC
Observer:   McMurtry, D.M.
Date of record:   1967-11-20
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   McMurtry, D.M. #628: Sympodial epiphyte ? 80mm tall in flower. Specimen pressed from cultivated plant in NBG, Kirstenbosch - old fern greenhouse ex legit Ted Schlepe, Moz. Fls bright yellow, lip white, suffused mauve-red and greenish-yellow on apex of lateral lobes. Flower layout attached to sheet. Pickle No.11.
Last updated:   2019-08-15 13:10:14
Sp. code:   283010
Species name:   Polystachya campyloglossa
Common name:  
Family:   Orchidaceae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Polystachya confusa - ID: 283080
Institution:   Hortus Siccus McMurtrianus
Record URL:
VM-number: 4836 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Bart Wursten
Comment:   The name Polystachya confusa belongs to a species restricted to East Africa. The closely related species in Eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi is called Polystachya campyloglossa (syn.: P. ottoniana var. confusa). I believe that is what the specimen here is.
Date:   2019-08-15 13:10:14
Species name:   Polystachya campyloglossa
Species code:   283010

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