Peristylus nanus (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Very Small Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect, thin stem carrying 2, basal, patent to erect-patent, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on an elongate, subsecund, sublaxly few to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria nana Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria nana Drawing fide;

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