Peristylus wheatleyi P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1989 Drawing by Sue Wickison

Collection sheet and Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Wheatley's Peristylus [British Plant Collector in Vanuatu]

Flower Size

Found in Vanuatu at elevations of 750 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy in the upper half, light green stem carrying about 6, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate,spreading thin textured, dark green with darker venation, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, rachis to 11.6" [29 cm] long, to 22" [55 cm] long overall, cylindrical, many [60] flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide;