Polystachya kaluluensis P.J.Cribb & la Croix, 1991:233



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019).

Last record: 27 November 1983 or later



Kalulu Hills, Thyolo District, Malawi (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

I. F. LaCroix; E. A. S. La Croix; T. M. La Croix: Orchids of Malaŵi: the epiphytic and terrestrial orchids from South and East Central Africa. Balkema, Rotterdam (1991)


Other references:

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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