Peristylus parishii Rchb.f. 1874

Photo by Hendrik Jacobs and the Orchids Online Australia Website

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Thai Wilderness Society and the 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 around 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 J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Flore Generale de Indo-Chine Volume 6 Gagnepain 1934 as Habenaria parishii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as P goodyeroides see pg 52; Contributions to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;