Peristylus carnosipetalus Kurzweil 2010

Plant and Flowers

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Fleshy Petaled Peristylus

Flower Size .04 [1mm]

Found in Chang Mai Thailand in grasslands and exposed limestone crevasses at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, cauline, scattered along the stem, lanceolate-linear, acute, mucronate leaves grading into none to 3, erect, linear-lanceolate, acuminate sterile bracts leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, glabrous, 3 to 6.4 [7.5 to 16 cm] long, semi-dense to lax, 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence with a 1.2 to 1.8 [3 to 4.5 cm] long, rachis carrying narrowly lanceolate-elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate to acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide