Prev Taxon: Genus Pedilochilus

Current Genus: Genus Peristylus

Next Taxon: Genus Phaius

Prev Species: Peristylus ciliolatus

Next Species: Peristylus grandis

Peristylus cymbochilus

Peristylus cymbochilus

Peristylus cymbochilus Renz, Davis & Hedge Festschrift (ed. Kit Tan) (1989) 185, fig. 1

Type: Renz 12241 (holo Herb. Renz, Basel)

Plant slender, with a sometimes flexuous, creeping stem, bearing 4-6 evenly spaced leaves and in the upper part a few appressed, acuminate sheaths. Leaves sessile, to 6 by 2 cm, amplexicaul, ovate-lanceolate, acute, minutely denticulate-ciliate. Inflorescence narrowly cylindrical, lax, many-flowered, to 15 cm long. Floral bracts lanceolate, equalling ovary. Ovary shortly rostrate, 0.8-1.1 cm long. Flowers minute. Median sepal broadly elliptic, slightly concave, to 0.25 cm long. Lateral sepals obliquely oblong, slightly longer and narrower than the median sepal. Petals obliquely ovate. Lip shallowly boat-shaped, entire, when flattened almost square, 3-nerved, with small marginal thickenings near the base on each side, c. 0.2 cm long and wide. Spur short and straight, 0.1 cm long, cylindrical. Column c. 1 mm high. (After Renz, 1989)

Flowers greenish to brownish-green.

Terrestrial in montane forest; 2600 to 2800 m.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution map

Cool growing terrestrial.


  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Orchideae
  • Subtribe Orchidinae
  • Genus Peristylus
  • Species Peristylus cymbochilus

Sponsored Ads

Peristylus cymbochilus

Peristylus cymbochilus Renz, plant habit and flower analysis, drawing Jenny Renz in Davis & Hedge Festschrift (1989) 185, fig. 1, from Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Prov.