Peristylus holochila (Hillebr.) N.Hallé 1980 Photo by © H Oppenheimer


Common Name The Full Lipped Peristylis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found rarely only in Maui and Molokai Hawaii at medium elevations as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few leaves then grading to bracts above that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on an erect, terminal, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria holochila Hillebr. 1888; Limnorchis holochila (Hildebr.) Efimov 2008 publ. 2009; Platanthera holochila (Hillebr.) Kraenzl 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide;