Kindly examine and identify this Orchid. This set of images was lost in my database. Found them accidentally while sifting through.
Habitat:Wild,terrestrial,grassy blanks of shola forest
Sighting:,Mullaianagiri,Chikmagalur,about 1700 msl
Peristylus densus (Lindl.) Santapau & Kapadia !
I cant see the spur properly but this reminds me of Peristylus secundus.
Any chance of Peristylus densus as per images herein or there is a mix up in these images ?
I can see flowers have slightly shorter scrotiform spur. Which is not in densus.
Are the other images OK at Peristylus densus ?
Except for the one I just now replied, I think the rest are densus.
Habenaria_2_Mullaiyanagiri_25-7-2015 for ID assistance : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
This Peristylus densus (Lindl.) Sant. & Kap.
I have doubts about this. I can see a scrotiform spur.
What can it be ?
I have no idea what this is? may be a new species. Need to check. Can you see the spur in lower flower …?
Reminds me of Peristylus secundus.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen IOSPE Photos Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal CITES Plants