The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Polystachya

The genus Polystachya is in the family Orchidaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Polystachya

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Polystachya abbreviata Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya acridolens Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya acuminata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya adansoniae Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya aethiopica P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya affinis Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya albescens Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 4
Polystachya alpina Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya anastacialynae Eb.Fisch., Killmann, J.-P.Lebel & Delep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya anceps Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya angularis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya anthoceros la Croix & P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya armeniaca la Croix & P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya asper P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya aurantiaca Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bancoensis Burg Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya batkoi Szlach. & Olszewski Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bella Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bennettiana Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bequaertii Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bicalcarata Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bicarinata Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bifida Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bipoda Stévart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya biteaui P.J.Cribb, la Croix & Stévart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya boliviensis Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bradei Schltr. ex Mansf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya brassii Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya bruechertiae Eb.Fisch., Killmann & J.-P.Lebel Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya brugeana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya caduca Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya caespitifica Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Polystachya caespitosa Barb.Rodr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya calluniflora Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Polystachya caloglossa Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya camaridioides Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya campyloglossa Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya canaliculata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya candida Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya carnosa P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya caudata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya cavanayensis Garay & Dunst. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya ceratistes Kraenzl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya clareae Hermans Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya comigera Schltr. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya compereana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R.Sweet Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya confusa Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya cooperi Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya coriscensis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya cornigera Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya couloniana Geerinck & Arbonn. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya crassifolia Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya cribbiana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya cultriformis (Thouars) Lindl. ex Spreng. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya dagremondiana Kraenzl. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya dalzielii Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya dendrobiiflora Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya dewanckeliana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya disiformis P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya disticha Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya doggettii Rendle & Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya dolichophylla Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya elastica Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya elegans Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya engongensis Stévart & Droissart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya epidendroides Schltr. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya epiphytica De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya erythrocephala Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya estrellensis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya eurychila Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya eurygnatha Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya euspatha Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya excelsa Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya expansa Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fabriana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fallax Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fanorum Schltr. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya fariae Campacci Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya farinosa Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fischeri Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya foliosa (Hook.) Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fractiflexa Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fulvilabia Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya fusiformis (Thouars) Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya gabonensis Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya galeata (Sw.) Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Polystachya geniculata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya geraensis Barb.Rodr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya goetzeana Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya golungensis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya gracilenta Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya greatrexii Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya haroldiana Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya hastata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya heckeliana Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya heckmanniana Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya henrici Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya hoehneana Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya holmesiana P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya holstii Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya humbertii H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya isochiloides Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya johnstonii Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kaluluensis P.J.Cribb & la Croix Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kermesina Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kerstingii Schltr. ex Mansf. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya kingii Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kornasiana Szlach. & Olszewski Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kubalae Szlach. & Olszewski Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya kupensis P.J.Cribb & B.J.Pollard Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lacroixiana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya laurentii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lawalreeana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lawrenceana Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya laxa R.Schust. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya laxiflora Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lejolyana Stévart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya leonardiana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya leonensis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya letouzeyana Szlach. & Olszewski Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya leucosepala P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lindblomii Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lineata Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya longiscapa Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya lukwangulensis P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya macropoda Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya maculata P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mafingensis P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya magnibracteata P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya malilaensis Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya masayensis Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mazumbaiensis P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mcvaughiana Soto Arenas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya melanantha Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya melliodora P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya meyeri P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya micrantha Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya microbambusa Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mildbraedii Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Polystachya minima Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya modesta Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya monolenis Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya monophylla Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya montiquetiana Stévart & Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya moreauae P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mukandaensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mystacioides De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya mzuzuensis P.J.Cribb & la Croix Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya nyanzensis Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya obanensis Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya oblanceolata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya odorata Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Polystachya oligantha Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya oreocharis Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya ottoniana Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pachychila Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pamelae Eb.Fisch., Killmann & Nsanz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya paniculata (Sw.) Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya parva Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya parviflora Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pergibbosa H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya perrieri Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya peruviana C.Nelson, J.Sutherl. & FernaldCasas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya piersii P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pinicola Barb.Rodr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pobeguinii (Finet) Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pocsii P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya poikilantha Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya polychaete Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya porphyrochila J.Stewart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya praecipitis Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya principia Stévart & P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya proterantha P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pseudodisa Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya puberula Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pubescens (Lindl.) Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pudorina P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya purpureobracteata P.J.Cribb & la Croix Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya pyramidalis Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya quinqueloba Klinge Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya ramulosa Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya reflexa Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya reticulata Stévart & Droissart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya retusiloba Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rhodochila Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rhodoptera Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya ridleyi Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya riomuniensis Stévart & Nguema Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rivae Schweinf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rolfeana Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rosea Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rosellata Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rugosilabia Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rupicola Brade Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya ruwenzoriensis Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya rydingii Baranow & Mytnik Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya sabulosa Schltr. ex Engl. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya saccata (Finet) Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya samilae Eb.Fisch., Killmann, J.-P.Lebel & Delep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya sandersonii Harv. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya seidenfadeniana Mytnik & Baranow Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya serpentina P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya seticaulis Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya setifera Lindl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya shega Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya simacoana Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya simplex Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya songaniensis G.Will. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya sosefii Baranow & Mytnik Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya spatella Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya stauroglossa Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya stenophylla Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya steudneri Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya stewartiana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya stodolnyi Szlach. & Olszewski Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya stuhlmannii Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya suaveolens P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya subdiphylla Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya subulata Finet Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya subumbellata P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya superposita Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya supfiana Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya teitensis P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tenella Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tenuissima Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya testuana Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya thomensis Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya transvaalensis Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tricuspidata Hoehne Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tridentata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya troupiniana Geerinck Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tsaratananae H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya tsinjoarivensis H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya uluguruensis P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya undulata P.J.Cribb & Podz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya vaginata Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya valentina la Croix & P.J.Cribb Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya victoriae Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya villosa Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya villosula Schltr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya virescens Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya virgata Schltr. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Polystachya virginea Summerh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya vulcanica Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Polystachya walravensiana Geerinck & Arbonn. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya waterlotii Guillaumin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya wightii Rchb.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya winigeri Eb.Fisch. & Killmann Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya woosnamii Rendle Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya xerophila Kraenzl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya zambesiaca Rolfe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Polystachya zuluensis L.Bolus Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 599 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Polystachya. Of these 245 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 57 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Polystachya. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 599 species names for the genus Polystachya recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 245 40.9%
Synonym 346 57.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 1.3%

All names

The status of the 656 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Polystachya recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 256 39.0%
Synonym 392 59.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 1.2%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 599 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Polystachya, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 244 289 0 0 533 89.0%
Medium confidence 1 57 0 0 58 9.7%
Low confidence 0 0 0 8 8 1.3%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Polystachya is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 1 57 0 6 0 64 10.7%
WCSP 244 289 0 2 0 535 89.3%