Peristylus secundus (Lindl.) Rathakr., Indian Forester 98: 31 1972. (syn: Coeloglossum secundum Lindl.);
S. India as per POWO;

186-TSP-ID-14MAY2021-1-Orchid @ Mullaianagiri for ID: 3 high res. images.
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
Date: 20-08-2015

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)

Submitting images of a terrestrial Orchid that I believe is a Habenaria sp for identification.
Date/time: 25-7-2015/ About 2-00 pm
Location: Mullaiyanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1600 msl
Habitat: Wild, terrestrial, amidst grass.
Habit: Herb.

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.




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