Roeperocharis peristyloides (A.Rich.) Schltr. 1915

Drawing Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection sheet and Drawing

The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Peristylis-Like Roeperocharis

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Yemen in short, upland grasslands, marshes and open scrub at elevations of 1650 to 2550 meters as a miniature to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying 4 to 9, more or less erect, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, decreasing in size towards the apex leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, 2 to 12" [5 to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, the lower ones longer the flowers floral bracts and carrying small, suberect to curved outwards, all green flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria cardiochila Kraenzl. 1893; Habenaria combusta Ridl. 1886; Habenaria peristyloides A.Rich. 1840 Habenaria rendlei Rolfe 1898; Roeperocharis camerunensis Szlach. & Olszewski 1998; Roeperocharis combusta (Ridl.) Schltr. 1915; Roeperocharis rendlei (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1901; Roeperocharis ukingensis Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Habenaria peristyloides ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as Habenaria rendelii; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as Habenaria ukingensis; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 as Habenaria peristyloides; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 as Habenaria peristyloides; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchetko 2010 drawing good; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 Szlatchetko 2010 as Roeperocharis camerunensis drawing good;

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