Peristylus fallax Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 298 1835. (syn: Habenaria fallax (Lindl.) King & Pantl.; Herminium fallax (Lindl.) Hook.f.; Monorchis fallax (Lindl.) O.Schwarz; Peristylus fallax var. dwarikae Deva & H.B.Naithani; Platanthera fallax (Lindl.) Schltr.);
Himalaya to China (SW. Sichuan, NW. Yunnan) as per WCSP;
Plant 24-35cm tall; tuber small, ellipsoid, 1.5 x 1cm. Stem erect, glabrous; leaf borne about the middle, bracteate above, 14-17cm long; basal sheaths 2, tubular, overlapping, 3.5-5cm long; stem bract 1, lanceolate, acuminate-caudate. 1.5-2.3 x 0.2-0.3cm. Leaf 1, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, narrowed and sheathing at base, 9-15 x 0.4-1.5cm; sheaths clasping, 2-3cm long. Inflorescence la x ly few-to many-flowered; rachis glabrous, 2.5-10cm long; floral bracts linear-lanceolate, acuminate to subcaudate, 1-veined, 0.5-1 x 0.12-0.2cm. flowers 3-4mm across, uniformly green; pedicel and ovary slender, decurved, 4-5mm long. Dorsal sepals oblong to ovate-lanceolate,obtuse, 1-veined, forming hood with petals , 3-3.2 x 1-1.8mm; lateral sepals similar, ±spreading. Petals oblong, obtuse, weakly falcate, 2-3 x 0.5-0.8mm; Lip 3-lobed, spurred, fleshy; base truncate, shortly clawed, 2-3 x 1.5-2.5mm, 0.8-1mm long; pollinia clavate; caudicles short; viscidia small, cordate; staminodes small; stigmas 2, tranversely oblong.
Herminium species for ID ABJUL2017/24 : 13 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Between Mcleodganj and Triund, Dharamshala, HP
19 July 2017
I need to see the spur. This is not Herminium monophyllum. May be Herminium monorchis, It looks more like Peristylus fallax but need to see the spur to confirm.
Many thanks once again.
I dont have any new references but it is not recorded from Himachal. Its a new record for the state. You must publish it.
The arrow points at the spur which is at the base of labellum and part of the labellum. I think Journal of Threatened Taxa will accept it.
Thank you once again for explaining this and for the advice. I will read the guidelines and prepare a document soon for review.
I think you should jointly publish it as … is the right person to properly guide you in the matter.
No no, i will help with the same effort even without authorship 🙂 so don’t worry about giving authorship to me!! Thank you … for offering !!
I always feel that efforts of anyone helping in the matter should be recognized.
SK 3283 02 January 2022: 3 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 3400 m.
Date: 24 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Peristylus fallax Lindl. ??
To me also appears close to images at Peristylus fallax