Peristylus parishii Rchb.f. 1874 Photo by Hendrik Jacobs and Orchids Online Australia Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Thai Wilderness Society and Trekking Thai Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Parish's Peristylus [English Missionary and Plant Collector 1800's] - In China Dian Gui Kuo Rui Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in tropical valleys, broad leaved forests and thickets at elevations of 610 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ellipsoid, pubescent tuber giving rise to a leafy arounf the middle, bracteate above stems with linear-lanceolate, long acuminate, sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, ovate-elliptic, acute, narrowing below into the short, channeled petiolate base leaves grading above into 2 to 8, spreading to suberect, lanceolate, acuminate, sterile bracts that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a glabrous, 2 to 7.6" [5 to 19 cm] long, subdensely to laxly many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria parishii (Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Habenaria parishii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as P goodyeroides see pg 52; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide

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