Peristylus orbicularis (Hook.f.) Agrawala, H.J.Chowdhery & S.Choudhury 2010 TYPE Drawing by J D Hooker

Another Drawing Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sun Cold Summer THROUGH EARLYFall

Common Name The Orbicular Peristylus

Flower Size .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in the the Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and Myanmar in open forests in wet moss on rocks by streams at elevations 3050 to 3660 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, globose tuber giving rise to a slender stem with 1 to 2, tubular basal sheaths and many linear, minutely glandular-pubescent stem bracts and carrying 2, on the lower third, subopposite to distant, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong, subacute, shortly petiolate to sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, secund, glabrous, [1.5 to 4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely glandular-pubescent margined floral bracts.

Synonyms *Herminium orbiculare Hook.f. 1890; Monorchis orbicularis (Hook.f.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1894 as Herminium orbiculare drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Herminium orbiculare drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide;