Peristylus citrinus (Thouars) Lindl. 1835

Inflorescence Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Lemon-Yellow Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in Mauritius and Reunion Islands in humid forests at moderate elevations as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a few lower elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, successively many flowered inflorescence with acuminate bracts..

Synonyms *Habenaria citrina Thouars 1822; Platanthera citrina (Thouars) Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Habenaria citrina drawing fide;