Polystachya foliosa (Hook.) Rchb. f. (in W.G. Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 640. 1863.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Grenada, ], Greater Antilles [ Cuba (native), Hispaniola (native)[], Puerto Rico (native)[], Virgin Islands (native) ( Virgin Gorda ) ], Bahamas (native), North America (Mexico), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native),
Synonyms: Polystachya cerea Lindl. (Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 86. 1840.), Polystachya minor Fawc. & Rendle (J. Bot. 48: 106. 1910.), Polystachya nana sensu León, non Klotzsch (Fl. Cuba 1: 388. 1946.), Stelis foliosa Hook. (Ann. Nat. Hist. 2: 330. 1839.),
Citations:1). Adams, C.D. 1972. Flowering Plants of Jamaica. University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. 848 pp. 2). Britton, N.L. and P. Wilson. 1923-1926. Botany of Porto Rico and Virgin Islands. Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and Virgin Islands. New York Academy of Sciences, New York. 3). Correll, D.S. and H.B. Correll, 1982. Flora of the Bahama Archipelago. J. Cramer, FL-9490 Vaduz, Germany. 1692 pp. 4). Flora of Trinidad and Tobago: This flora was published in many parts with many authors. There is no overall editor. R. O. Williams was author of the first treatment and of many others. 5). Howard, R.A. 1974-1989. Flora of the Lesser Antilles. Vols. 1-6. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 6). León, F., 1946; León, F. and H. Alain, 1951-1957. Flora de Cuba. Habana. 7). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Website: apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
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