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

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Thick Veined Peristylus [refers to the veins on the upper side of the leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect to ascending, terete, glabrous stem carrying 5 to 9, in the lower third to lower half of the stem, erect-patent, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, thickly veined above leaves that blooms in the spring on an elongate, secund, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts.

Synonyms *Habenaria pachyneura Schltr. 1911

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