Peristylus maingayi (King & Pantl.) J.J.Wood & Ormerod 2001 Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name or Meaning Maingay's Peristylus [Surgeon and Orchid Enthusiast] - In Australia The White Ogre Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .25" [.6 to .7 cm]

Found in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea and Queensland Australia at elevations of 50 to 900 meters in shady rainforests or in open grasslands and on swampy ground as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 2 to 3 basal, broad, horizontally spreading, oblong, acute, prostrate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 5 to 18" [12.5 to 45 cm] long, laxly 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with spirally arranged flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria candida (J.J.Sm.) Masam. 1942; Habenaria geoffrayi Gagnep. 1931; Habenaria langbianensis Gagnep. 1931; *Habenaria maingayi King & Pantl. 1897; Habenaria ovoidea R.S.Rogers & C.T.White 1920 publ. 1921; Habenaria sumatrana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911; Herminium annamense Gagnep. 1932; Herminium australe Gagnep. 1931; Peristylus candidus J.J.Sm. 1905; Peristylus langbianensis (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Platanthera sumatrana Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as P candidus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as P candidus drawing fide; Orchdis of Java Comber 1990 as P candidus; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as P candidum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as P candidus; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as P candidus; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as P candidus photo ok; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide