Peristylus brachypyhllus A.Rich. 1841


TYPE Drawing by A Richard and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Leaved Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in southern India at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying leaves that blooms in the summer on a 2 to 5" [5 to 10 cm] long, lax, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria malabarica Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 159 (1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976