!Peristylus grandis Blume 1825

TYPE for the genus

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malayasia

Photos by David Kuehn

Part shadeWarmFallWinterSummer

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 an oval tuber 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 summer, 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; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907 as Habenaria gigas; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol II Ames 1908 as Habenaria copelandii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria dolichocaulon Drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria copelandii; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as H gigas; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Habenaria gigas; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Habenaria copelandii; 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; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; 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