Peristylus silvicola (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1971 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Woodland Living Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to a strict to substrict, terete, glabrous, the lower half 5 sheathed, the upper half densely leafy stem carrying, 5 to 6, patent, closely sub rosulate, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, cylindrical, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts that are as long or a bit longer than the flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale blue green and the leaves are crowded together above the middle of the stem in a rosette.

Synonyms *Habenaria silvicola Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria silvicola Drawing fide;