(pronounced: liss-troh-STAY-keez)


Vandeae subtribe Aerangidinae

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Monopodial epiphytes. Leaves altenate, distichous, strap-shaped, leathery. Inflorescences axillary, densely-flowered spicate racemes. Flowers strongly two-ranked, oriented with the lips in one plane. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip unlobed, with a spur emerging from the center of the blade. Column straight, with a thickened rim to the stigma; pollinia 2, on separate oblanceolate stipes attached to a common crescent-shaped viscidium.


A monotypic genus native to West Africa and Zaire.

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Guillaumin, A. 1920. Les espèces cultivées du genre Listrostachys (Orchidaceae-Sarcanthées). Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 20:574-577.