Peristylus gracilis Blume 1825

Side View Of Flower

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malayasia Photos by David Kuehn

Flower with elongate, curled lateral lobes of the lip Photo by F. Suranjan and the The Swiis Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Part shadeHotCoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Graceful Peristylus

Flower Size 1/4" [8.5mm]

Found in Assam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea? in hill and lower montane forests, scrublands and roadside verges at elevations around 150 to 1700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, basally sheathed stem carrying 5 to 10, lanceolate, acute, .8" [2cm] distant, starting 6" [15 cm] above ground leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence with well spaced, small flowers and narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

This orchid has variable shapes to the lip. The lateral lobes of the lip can be short and straight or curled or long and curled around in a circle.

Synonyms Habenaria bambusetorum Kraenzl. 1897; Habenaria inconspicua Ridl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Habenaria bambusetorum; The Orchids of Thaialand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo 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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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