Peristylus lawii Wight 1851 Photo by Alex Sirota and Flick River Site

Part shade WarmCoolFall Spring

Common Name Law's Peristylus

Flower Size small

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

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.

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; 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;