Peristeria selligera Rchb. f. 1887 Photo by Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , courtesy of the Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name The Saddle Carrying Peristeria

Flower Size

Found in Guyana as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with ovoid-oblong, strongly compressed, 3 to 4 sulcate lined, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few small, membraneous, dark green sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, apical, plicate, 5 to 7 nerved, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, attenuate below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms on a robust, pendant, basal, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000 photo fide;