Peristylus duthiei (Hook.f.) Deva & H.B.Naithani 1986 Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade cold LATESpringSummer

Common Name Duthie's Peristylus [English Botanist in northwestern India early 1900's]

Flower Size .16" to .24" [4 to 6mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas and Nepal at elevations of 2490 to 3660 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid to globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem with a basal, lanceolate-tubular sheath and carrying in the basal 1/3, 2 to 3, linear to oblanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a subsecund, erect, 1 to 3.4" [2.5 to 8.5 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with minute, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Herminium duthiei Hook.f. 1890; Monorchis duthiei (Hook.f.) O.Schwarz 1949; Peristylus duthiei var. inayatii Deva & H.B.Naithani 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1894 as Herminium duthei drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Herminium duthiei drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Crib 2002 as Herminium duthiei;