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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Bulging Spur Peristylus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an oblong tuber giving rise to a strict to substrict, leafy in the lower third, lanceolate, acuminate sheathed in the upper third stem carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with erect, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous bracts.

Schlechter states that the leaves are fairly low down on the stem and that the thickened in the middle spur and the large staminodia which are considerably higher than the short stigmatic prcesses are characteristic.

Synonyms *Habenaria umbonata Schltr. 1911

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