Lax-Flowered Peristylus
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Lax-Flowered Peristylus
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Common name: 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 Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Peristylus lawii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Habenaria lawii

Lax-Flowered Peristylus is a terrestrial herb, growingto 15-45 cm tall. The plant has 1-2 tubers and brownish white, sheathed, cylindrical stem.Leaves, 3-4 in number, are clustered in the middle of the stem. Flowers occur in a lax spike 5-15 cm long. The stalk of the spike is 4-7 cm long. White flowers are stalkless, with 3 petals to 4 mm long. The lip is 3-lobed, white, and the little spur is stubby. The plant appears above the ground only during the rainy season from April to September. Lax-Flowered Peristylus is found in the western Himalayas, Western Ghats, Nepal and Myanamar at elevations up to 1000 m. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed near Murbad, Maharashtra,

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