Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R.Sweet, Orquideologia 9: 206 1974. (Syn: Callista flavescens (Blume) Kuntze; Cranichis luteola Sw. [Illegitimate]; Dendrobium flavescens (Blume) Lindl.; Dendrobium polystachyum Sw.; Dendrorchis estrellensis (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis extinctoria (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis jussieuana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis polystachyon (Lindl.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis rufinula (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis shirensis (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis similus (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis tessellata (Lindl.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis wightii (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorchis zollingeri (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrorkis extinctoria (Rchb.f.) Kuntze; Dendrorkis minuta (Aubl.) Kuntze; Dendrorkis polystachyon (Sw.) Kuntze; Dendrorkis purpurea (Wight) Kuntze; Dendrorkis wightii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze; Dendrorkis zollingeri (Rchb.f.) Kuntze; Epidendrum concretum Jacq.; Epidendrum minutum Aubl.; Maxillaria luteola Beer [Illegitimate]; Maxillaria purpurea (Wight) Beer; Onychium flavescens BlumePolystachya caquetana Schltr.; Polystachya colombiana Schltr.;  Polystachya cubensis Schltr.; Polystachya extinctoria Rchb.f.; Polystachya flavescens (Blume) J.J.Sm.; Polystachya kraenzliana Pabst; Polystachya kraenzliniana Pabst; Polystachya luteola Hook. [Illegitimate]; Polystachya minuta (Aubl.) Frapp. ex Cordem. [Illegitimate]; Polystachya minuta Britton; Polystachya penangensis Ridl.; Polystachya pleistantha Kraenzl.; Polystachya purpurea Wight; Polystachya purpurea var. lutescens Gagnep.; Polystachya reichenbachiana Kraenzl.; Polystachya siamensis Ridl.; Polystachya singapurensis Ridl.; Polystachya wightii Rchb.f.; Polystachya zeylanica Lindl.; Polystachya zollingeri Rchb.f.);

[EfloraofIndia_ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight]:19102013PD05_Polystachya concreta (Jacquin) Garay & H. R. Sweet_Flora of Odisha : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 5 authors.
please find the images of Polystachya concreta (Jacquin) Garay & H. R. Sweet taken from Mahendragiri hills, Odisha

Yes Polystaycha concreata

ANJUL08/08 Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R.Sweet : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Family: Orchidaceae
Collected from: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Date: July 2015
Reference: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3166&cat=1

So beautiful, thanks … for sharing your excellent find !!

 Images by tspkumar



TSP-JUL2016-11-411:Images of Polystachya concreta (Orchidaceae)-a pale variant : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Polystachya concreta  (Orchidaceae), a pale variant.

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ac.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3166&cat=1 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 01-07-2016


 Images by tspkumar


It is my pleasure to present few images of Polystachya concreta  (Orchidaceae

Ref: flowersofindia 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 02-07-2016


Nice colour variant of Polystacyha concreta.


Flora of Kaiga Polystachya concreta 22072021 PK4 for validation: 1 image.
blooming can be seen in natural forest road side in kaiga.
Date/Time-:20/07/2021 – 10:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ – Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Orchidaceae

May I request you to post detailed images or high res. images to see the details for id.

Does look like Polystachya concreta.


546 ID wild Orchid: 15 high res. images.
Please ID wild Orchid,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 13AUG2023, 04.40pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky misty sloppy windy alpine
Plant habit: epiphyte Orchid, erect unbranched, weak cylindrical pseudo stem 01cm base diameter, annual
Height: 01 feet
Leaves: alternate elliptic acute simple smooth fleshy flexible size upto: 08×3.5cm
Flower: terminally spike inflorescence, clustered, diameter:06mm, greenish yellow, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule green into brown ovoid size:02x4mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

May be Polystachya

Yes, it is Polystachya concreta dear …, thank you very much for ID my Orchid

I guess the ID is correct !

Yes Polystaycha concreta

I think it is Polystachya foliosa because it has only spike inflorescence. Thank you very much for forwarding my request for identification.

No distribution in India. !

Can it as Polystachya foliosa with single spike inflorescence should be a new record for Kerala?

I think … can further clarify, if it can be Polystachya foliosa and not Polystachya concreta or otherwise.

What is the origin of your plant? Did you collect from wild in India?

Yes, it having a wild Indian origin.

Then for obvious reasons that it is Polystaycha concreata. P. foliosa is an American species.




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