Peristylus stocksii (Hook.f.) Kraenzl 1898

LCDP Photo by Jeewan Singh Jalal

Flower Closeup

Plant in situ in India

Photos by Dinesh Valke and the Flick River Photo Webpage

Partial shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning Stock's Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in India in dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and semi-evergreen forests at elevations of 150 to 800 metrs as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, oblong to ellipsoid, tubers giving rise to an erect, slender, sheathed stem carrying more or less clustered towards the middle of the stem, oblvate to elliptic-lanceolate, wavy marigined, minutely papillate, 5 nearves, usually petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, provided with a few, scaly, ovate, acute, 1 nerved bracts, rachis 3.6 to 9.8" [9 to 24 cm] long,m lax, subsecund, in-twisted

Synonyms *Habenaria stocksii Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo good; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 photo fide;