!Peristylus grandis Blume 1825

TYPE for the genus

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

Part shadeWarmFallWinter

Common Name The Large Peristylus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java, the Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with a oval tubers giving rise to a stout stem carrying leaf-like basal sheaths increasing in size going up to 5 to 8, close set, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, acute, pale bluish green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, 30" [75 c] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with seven sterile bracts in the apical half and narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, greenish white floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria copelandii Ames 1908; Habenaria dolichocaulon Schltr. 1911; Habenaria gigas Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria gigas var. papuana (J.J.Sm.) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Peristylus copelandii (Ames) Carr 1935; Peristylus dolichocaulon (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971; Peristylus gigas (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Peristylus grandis var. papuanus J.J.Sm. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Flora of India, Hooker 1890 as Habenaria gigas; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria dolichocaulon Drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Habenaria gigas; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; 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; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing hmm

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