Peristylus cubitalis (L.) Kraenzl. 1898

Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Yard Long Peristylus

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Assam, India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar as a large sized terrestrial with an erect leafy throughout stem carrying 6 or so, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 14.2" [36 cm] long, somewhat lax, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Coeloglossum brevifolium Lindl. 1835; Habenaria cubitalis (L.) R.Br. ex Spreng. 1826; Habenaria micrantha Wall. ex Lindl. 1835; *Orchis cubitalis L. 1753; Peristylus cubitalis var. brevifolia (Lindl.) P.K.Sarkar 1984; Platanthera cubitalis (L.) Lindl. 1835

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burman Grant 1895 as Habenaria cubitalis