Peristylus gardneri (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1898

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


Common Name Gardner's Peristylus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka by streams or in moist ground of tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations over 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, slender stem carrying several in the upper 2/3's, ash green, distant on the stem, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, somewhat undulate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter through later spring and again in the fall on an erect, terminal, 9.6" [24 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, acute, 3 veined floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

Synonyms *Habenaria gardneri Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018