Peristylus richardianus Wight 1851

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Partial shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Richards Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in eastern Nepal and southern India at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, sessile leves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal erect inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution.

Synonyms Habenaria bicornuta Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018