Peristylus mannii (Rchb.f.) Mukerjee 1953 Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Mann's Peristylus [German forest engineer in India 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalyas, Nepal and Thailand at elevations around 1500 metrrs as a medium sized, cool growing terrestial with oblong tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, basal, linear, tapering towards the apex, acute leaves that blooms on an erct, terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Coeloglossum mannii Rchb.f. 1876; Habenaria duclouxii Rolfe 1913; Habenaria gracillima Hook.f. 1890; Habenaria spiranthiformis Ames & Schltr. 1919; Herminium mannii (Rchb.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Herminium spiranthiforme (Ames & Schltr.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Herminium yuanum Tang & F.T.Wang 1936; Peristylus gracillimus (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1898; Platanthera mannii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodomus Schlecheter 1919 as H spiranthiformis; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 as P gracillima =