Peristylus bismarckiensis (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971

Type Drawing Photo by Karl Senghas/Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Bismark Mountain Peristylus { A mountain Range in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2300 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, thin stem carrying 2, near the middle of the stem, erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, slightly crisped-undulate leaves that blooms in the spring on an elongate, secund, to 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, sublaxly 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria bismarckiensis Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria bismarckensis Drawing fide;