Peristylus ponerostachys (Rchb.f.) Ormerod 2013 Drawing by Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Wretched? Inflorescence Habenaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Leyte and Mindanao islands of the Philippines at elavations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a terete stem carrying 3 to 4, ellipti, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute to subacuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, peduncel to 4 to 5.8" [10 to 14.5 cm] long, 6.8 to 12.8" [17 to 32 cm] long overall, rachis sublaxly few to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying greenish to greenosh white flowers.

Synonyms *Habenaria ponerostachys Rchb.f. 1855; Habenaria ramosa R.S.Rogers & C.T.White 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol V Ames 1915 as Habenaria ponerostachys; Orchidiana Philippiniana vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Habenaria ponerstachys; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 11 2013 Omerod drawing good;

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