Peristylus lawii Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1695 1851. (syn. Habenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f.);
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per-ih-STY-lus — Greek: peri (around), stylos (column) … Dave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist
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commonly known as: lax-flowered peristylus • Gujarati: શિથિલ ફૂલછડી shitil phulchadi • Hindi: निर्मल फूलछडी nirmal phulchadi • Kannada: ಇಬ್ಬನಿ ಪುಷ್ಪಬಾಣ ibbani pushpabaana • Malayalam: മഞ്ഞുള്ള പൂവമ്പ് manjulla poovambu • Marathi: फुलकाडी अमरी phulkadi amri • Odia: ଶାନ୍ତ ଫୁଲ-ତୀର saanta phula-tira • Tamil: பனி பூ-அம்பு pani pu-ampu • Telugu: మల్లి దుంప malli dumpa
Names compiled / updated at https://dineshvalke.blogspot.com/2024/03/peristylus-lawii-wight.html
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Native to: India, Nepal, Myanmar 
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For Id………:
ID and Confirmation needed……..
one of my friend collect this orchid from Radhanagri,Kolhapur along the roadside in forest on 27th July 2012.
I think it is Peristylus lawii ??????


Peristylus lawii Wight



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POsting for id : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please id this small terrestrial orchid
clicked at Murbad on 7/7/2013


Some time back … has identified the plant posted by me as Peristylus lawii. Your plant also looks the same one..


Excellent pictures …t, this is Peristylus lawii. Pls also see … post as well.


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ID Request- 22072013-PKA1 : Attachments (5). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Came across this small terrestrial herb (approx 10 to 15 cm in ht) near Sonavale. Requesting ID…
Date/Time: 21-07-2013 / 10:30AM
Family: Orchidaceae
Bot. name: ????
Location: En-route “Ganapati Garad (Murbad Region, Maharashtra)
Altitude: Approx. 500 to 600 ft
Habitat: Wild (on ground of moist deciduous forest)


I think it is Peristylus species, experts may validate more.


…, nice catch of a rare plant. This is Peristylus lawii. Note pedicels twisted and spur stubby.



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Names of Plants in India :: Peristylus lawii Wight :  1 image. 1 post by 1 author.

via Species‎ > ‎P‎ > ‎ Peristylus lawii Wight … family: Orchidaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth

per-ih-STY-lus — Greek: peri (around), stylos (column) … Dave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist

commonly known as: Law’s peristylusMarathi: फुलकाडी अमरी phulkadi amri

botanical names: Peristylus lawii Wight … synonym: Habenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f. … eMonocot
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Photographed near Murbad, Maharashtra on 21 JUL 13
Many thanks to … for the ID in the post.


per-ih-STY-lus — Greek: peri (around), stylos (column) … Dave’s Botanary

LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of plant collector J S Law, ICS and botanist

commonly known as: lax-flowered peristylus • Gujarati: શિથિલ ફૂલછડી shitil phulchadi • Hindi: निर्मल फूलछडी nirmal phulchadi • Kannada: ಇಬ್ಬನಿ ಪುಷ್ಪಬಾಣ ibbani pushpabaana • Malayalam: മഞ്ഞുള്ള പൂവമ്പ് manjulla poovambu • Marathi: फुलकाडी अमरी phulkadi amri • Odia: ଶାନ୍ତ ଫୁଲ-ତୀର saanta phula-tira • Tamil: பனி பூ-அம்பு pani pu-ampu • Telugu: మల్లి దుంప malli dumpa

botanical namesPeristylus lawii Wight … homotypic synonymsHabenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f. … POWO, retrieved 27 March 2024

Bibliography / etymology

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~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
written and spoken widely, in most parts of India
lax-flowered peristylus
  • for want of name, name coined by Flowers of India, retrieved on March 27, 2024
~~~~~ GUJARATI ~~~~~
written in: Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) … spoken in: GujaratDadra & Nagar HaveliDaman & Diu
શિથિલ ફૂલછડી shitil phulchadi
  • name coined, for want of name; શિથિલ shitil = loose, lax … descriptive of the flowers arranged along the stem; ફૂલછડી phulchadi = flower-stick … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp.
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (हिन्दी) … spoken in: Uttar PradeshBiharMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
निर्मल फूलछडी nirmal phulchadi
  • name coined, for want of name; निर्मल nirmal = serene, spotless … descriptive of the flowers’ beauty; फूलछडी phulchadi = flower-stick … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp.
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
written in: Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) … spoken in: Karnataka
ಇಬ್ಬನಿ ಪುಷ್ಪಬಾಣ ibbani pushpabaana
  • name coined, for want of name; ಇಬ್ಬನಿ ibbani = dewy … suggestive of the plant’s moist habitat; ಪುಷ್ಪಬಾಣ pushpabaana = flower-arrow … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp. … in mythology, ಪುಷ್ಪಬಾಣ pushpabaana = any of the arrows of Kāma, the Love God
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
written in: Malayalam (മലയാളം) … spoken in: Kerala
മഞ്ഞുള്ള പൂവമ്പ് manjulla poovambu
  • name coined, for want of name; മഞ്ഞുള്ള manjulla = misty … suggestive of the plant’s moist habitat; പൂവമ്പ് poovambu = flower-arrow … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp.
  • Many thanks to Sam Kuzhalanattu for help with coining the name … efloraofindia
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (मराठी) … spoken in: Maharashtra, Karnataka
फुलकाडी अमरी phulkadi amri
  • for want of name, name coined by Shrikant Ingalhalikar, the author of Flowers of Sahyadri, the first among the three field guides to identify plants of northern Western Ghats of India, based on flowers
~~~~~ ODIA ~~~~~
written in: Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ) … spoken in: Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
ଶାନ୍ତ ଫୁଲ-ତୀର saanta phula-tira
  • name coined, for want of name; ଶାନ୍ତ ଫୁଲ-ତୀର saanta = calm, gentle, serene … descriptive of the flowers’ poise; ଫୁଲ-ତୀର phula-tira = flower-arrow … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp.
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
written in: Tamil (தமிழ்) … spoken in: Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
பனி பூ-அம்பு pani pu-ampu
  • name coined, for want of name; பனி pani = dewy, refreshing, soothing … descriptive of the plant’s nature; பூ-அம்பு pu-ampu = flower-arrow … a generic name coined for Peristylus spp.
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
written in: Telugu ( తెలుగు) … spoken in: Andhra PradeshTelangana
మల్లి దుంప malli dumpa
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in INDIA ~~~~~
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, *Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand

* no given name / no name found, in the regional language(s) of the state

State-wise / language-wise, this species does not seem to have gained ethnobotanical importance; also, does not seem to be popular enough for earning a worthy name; ironically, even at a family level, there is no generic name given to “orchid” in almost any of the Indian languages.
~~~~~ Last updated: 29-03-2024 ~~~~~


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Orchidaceae fortnight :: Peristylus lawii :: Sonavale :: DV34 : 3 images. 3 posts by 3 authors.

Peristylus lawii Wight
per-ih-STY-lus — Greek: peri (around), stylos (column) … Dave’s Botanary
LAW-ee-eye — named in honour of J. S. Law, ICS and botanist
commonly known as: Law’s peristylus • Marathi: फुलकाडी अमरी phulkadi amri
Native to: India, Nepal, Myanmar
ReferencesEnchanting Kerala • eMonocot • Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
at Sonavale on 21 JUL 13 


Yes this is Peristylus lawii.



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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Peristylus lawii Wight from Jharkhand, PKS-57 :  Attachments (1). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Peristylus lawii Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1695 (1851).

Synonyms:
Habenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 162 (1890).
Distribution: Himalaya to India


All the Peristylus presentations were lovely!



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Orchidaceae fortnight :: Peristylus lawii Wight :: at Dhasai :: PKA39:: : : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 3 authors.

This is a terrestrial herb (Orchid).
Bot. name: Peristylus lawii Wight
Synonym: Habenaria lawii (Wight) Hook.f.
Family: Orchidaceae
Location: En-route Ganapati garad (near Sonavale, Dhasai, Maharashtra).


Yes Peristylus lawii.
Thanks for sharing wonderful pics.



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Satpura Tiger Reserve- 21-8-08; at Kas, Satara– Oct’09?; One more orchid from Satpura – NSD 19 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Telugu name for Peristylus lawii Wight:

I found a Telugu name “malli dumpa” for the tuber of Peristylus lawii Wight
Reference: Kandagatla, Ramesh & Ragan, Ajmeera & Suthari, Sateesh & Raju, Vatsavaya. (2018). PERISTYLUS LAWII (ORCHIDACEAE): A NEW RECORD FOR TELANGANA STATE, INDIA. 41.
I am familiar with the word దుంప dumpa for tuber, typically an edible tuber.
But I am not sure about malli … would it be మల్లి … or … మళ్ళీ ?

Peristylus lawii is an orchid, usually used to cure insect bites such as honey bee.
The telugu name is మల్లిదుంప.

Would మల్లిదుంప mean fragrant tuber ?

May be …, మల్లి in telugu represent jasmine which has a fragrant flowers.
Actually, I am not familiar with local names. Only up to a some extent I can


As the flowers are white like jasmines, tribal people call such flowers as malli and for bearing tubers it is called malli-dumpa; even many parasitic herbs such as Striga is with white flowers, and grows on roots of jowar, grass etc, hence it is named as jonnamalli, when orobanche with small white flowers grows on tobacco it is called, pogakumalli .


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Coining Malayalam name for Peristylus lawii Wight:
Let me put here for sake of reference, our conversation regarding the coining of the Malayalam name for Peristylus lawii Wight
A joint word flower-arrow that literally translates to പൂവമ്പ് poovambu will be used as a generic name for Peristylus spp. and specifically for P. lawii, the prefix മഞ്ഞുള്ള manjulla = misty … suggestive of the plant’s moist habitat is coined.
Thus മഞ്ഞുള്ള പൂവമ്പ് manjulla poovambu, a coined name in Malayalam, for Peristylus lawii Wight
Many thanks Sam ji for your help in coining the name.


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Coining Tamil name for Peristylus lawii Wight:

Please help me in coining the name for Peristylus lawii Wight
I am thinking of a joint word flower-arrow that literally translates  பூ-அம்பு pu-ampu … I think of using it as a generic name for Peristylus spp.
And specifically for Peristylus lawii Wight, I am going to use the prefix பனி pani = dewy, refreshing, soothing
thus பனி பூ-அம்பு pani pu-ampu , a name for Peristylus lawii Wight
Please let me know your thoughts on this. I request you to be very liberal on the language grammar, thus coining names for several other species Peristylus would become easy.


The name flower-arrow (பூ-அம்பு pu-ampu) for Peristylus sounds good to me. I also like your choice of Tamil name பனி பூ-அம்பு pani pu-ampu for P. lawii.


I am glad that my coined names for both genus and species were good choices.



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