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

Part shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Three Cusped Peristylus [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a strict to substrict, terete, basally sheathed, leafy from the middle stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a subsecund, subdensely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts.

Schlechter states that this species can be distinguished by the leaves that are more scattered on the stem, the straight spur and by the different lip.

Synonyms *Habenaria triaena Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Habenaria trianena Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;