Peristylus spiralis A.Rich. 1841

Plant and Flowers in situ India Photo by Srikanth A. P. and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Spiral Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in southwestern India and Sri Lanka as a medium sized terrestrial that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, 2.5" [6.25 cm] long rachis, laxly several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so use with caution. It does not seem to match the drawing that I have available to me

Synonyms Habenaria torta Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007