Peristylus monticola (Ridl.) Seidenf. 1977

Plant Photos by © Jaap Vermeulen, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade CoolLATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mountain Loving Peristylus

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Andaman Islands, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in open montane grasslands with seasonal fires or on roadsides that are often cut back at elevations of 1000 to 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with about 3 to 5, lanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, glabrous, basally arranged leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a lax, erect, green, 10 to 15 flowered, secund inflorescence.

Synonyms Habenaria biloba (Rolfe) Schltr. 1925; Habenaria bisaeta Ames 1908; Habenaria deistelii Schltr. 1920; *Habenaria monticola Ridl. 1896; Habenaria nitida Schltr. 1911; Peristylus bilobus Rolfe 1899; Peristylus nitidus (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials for a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1907 as habenaria monticola; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol II Ames 1908 as Habenaria bisaeta; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as Habenaria bisaeta; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Habenaria monticcola; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P bilobus; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide