Peristylus plantagineus (Lindl.) Lindl. 1835

Plant In Situ India Photos by Dinesh Valke and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Plantago-Like Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria elata (Dalzell) Alston 1931; Habenaria goodyeroides Hook.1835; Habenaria wightii Trimen 1885; *Herminium plantagineum Lindl. 1832; Peristylus elatus Dalzell 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol V Ames 1915 as H goodyerioides; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007