Peristylus aristatus Lindl. 1835

Plant in situ India Photos by Dinesh Valke and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Spiked Peristylus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Myanamar at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with unequal, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Habenaria aristata (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1885; Peristylus exilis Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Habenaria aristata drawing not = H tipulifera; Indian Orchids A Field Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 as Habenaria aristata drawing good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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