Peristylus coeloceras Finet 1902

Photo by Sue Kelly and the Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Orchid Website

Part shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Hollow Column Peristylus - In China Tu Kong Kuo Rui Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan Province China and northwestern Myanmar in Quercus forest with Rhododendron understory and open grazed dry and boggy meadows at elevations of 2000 to 3900 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ovoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with 1 to 2 basal, tubular sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, basally clustered, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, cylindric, slender, 2 to 10.8" [5 to 27 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, slightly longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts

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

Synonyms Herminium coeloceras (Finet) Schltr. 1912; Herminium tenianum Kraenzl. 1921; Herminium unicorne Kraenzl. 1908; Monorchis coeloceras (Finet) O.Schwarz 1949; Monorchis teniana (Kraenzl.) O.Schwarz 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide