Peristylus lancifolius A.Rich. 1841

Type Drawing

Drawing by Seidenfaden/ type by A Richards and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lanceolate Leaved Peristylus

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern India as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy towards the apex, distant 3 sheathed below, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, somewhat lax, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Gymnadenia secunda Lindl. ex Wall. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing not [seems to be a Habenaria in SECTION Macroceratitis]; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide;