Peristylus tipulifer (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Mukerjee 1953

Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Water Spider Carrying Peristylus

Flower Size .2" [ 5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 1000 to 1500 as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very slender stem carrying scattered towards teh middle, 3 to 5, membraneous, smaller above, linear to oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 8" [20 cm] long, very slender, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Habenaria brandisii Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria garrettii Rolfe ex Downie 1925; *Habenaria tipulifera C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Peristylus brandisii (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Peristylus garrettii (Rolfe ex Downie) J.J.Wood & Ormerod 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burman Grant 1895 as Habenaria brandisii; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895 as Habenaria tipulifera; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol V Ames 1915 as Habenaria tipulifera; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as H garretii drawing good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 31 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand V Orchidoideae Seidenfaden 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Taiwania 48: 142 Omerod 2003 as Peristylus garrettii