Peristylus lawii Wight 1851

Photo by Alex Sirota and Flick River Site


Drawing by Pradhan

Part shade WarmCoolFall Spring

Common Name Law's Peristylus

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, India, Nepal and Myanmar at elevations up to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a slender stem with a few basal sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, clustered above the middle, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, membraneous leaves that blooms in the fall and spring on a slender, narrow, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, laxly flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as Habenaria lawii drawing ok; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing ok; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo fide;