Peristylus goodyeroides (D.Don) Lindl. 1835 Photo by © Rik and Orchids Online

Side View of Flower Photo by © Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower? Lip with acute trilobed apex = P affinis?

Plant and Flowers in situ Northern Thailand Photos by © David Kuehn

Part sunWarmCold LATERSpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Goodyera-Like Peristylus - In Thailand - Wan khao phae - Ueang nang tai - In China Kuo Rui Lan

Flower Size .2 to 3/8" [5 to 10mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam, India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, the Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea along streams in hill forests and at elevations around 100 to 2830 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to cylindric, pubescent tubers giving rise to an erect, basally sheathed stem carrying 3 to 4, clustered, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, basally narrowing leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, densely to subdensely many flowered, 10" [to 25 cm] long, glabrous inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Digomphotis undulata Raf. 1837; Habenaria glaucescens Ridl.1896; *Habenaria goodyeroides D.Don 1825; Habenaria goodyeroides var. affinis King & Pantl. 1898; Habenaria goodyeroides var. formosana Hayata 1914; Habenaria grandis Benth. ex Ridl. 1885; Habenaria hayataeana Schltr. 1919; Habenaria hollandiae (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1911; Habenaria lauterbachii Kraenzl. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb. 1900; Habenaria pandurilabia Schltr. 1919; Habenaria tenii Schltr. 1921; Herminium goodyeroides (D.Don) Lindl. 1832; Peristylus hollandiae J.J.Sm. 1911; Peristylus horsfieldii Blume 1856; Peristylus sphaerocentron Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Peristylus warburgianus Kraenzl. 1898; Platanthera horsfieldii (Blume) Náves 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Habenaria goodyerioides drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as habenaria goodyeriaoides; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria goodyeroides drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 description yes drawing not = P constrictus; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 3 1969; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Habenaria goodyeroides D Don photo not = Habenaria?; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Mlaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide to the 1st photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;