Peristylus novoebudarum F.Muell. 1873 Photo by © Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

Collection Sheet and Drawing Collection sheet and Drawing © by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The New Ebud? Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga and Vanuatu at elevations of 160 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with narrow, ellipsoid-cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying in a terminal rosette, lanceolate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, 15 to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying greenish yellow to brownish yellow flowers.

Synonyms Habenaria ngoyensis Schltr. 1906; *Habenaria novoebudarum F.Muell. 1873; Habenaria physoplectra Rchb.f. 1876; Habenaria scrotiformis L.O.Williams 1942; Peristylus ngoyensis (Schltr.) N.Hallé 1977; Peristylus physoplectrus (Rchb.f.) N.Halle 1977; Peristylus scrotiformis (L.O.Williams) Renz & Vodonaivalu 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Engler's Beiblatt Zu Den Botanischen Jahrbuchern Vol 39 New Caledonia Schlechter 1906 as Habenaria ngoyensis photo fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as P ngoyensis Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989;