AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Peristylus citrinus (Thouars) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 298 (1835).
Homotypic Names:
Habenaria citrina Thouars, Hist. Orchid.: t. 16 (1822).
Platanthera citrina (Thouars) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 633 (1899).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Habenaria citrata Thouars, Cahier six Planches: t. 5 (1819).
Habenorkis citrabenis Thouars, Cahier six Planches: t. 5 (1819).
Description:
Terrestrial orchid with a few lower elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, successively many flowered inflorescence with acuminate bracts.
Habitat:
In humid forests at moderate elevations.
Distribution:
Mascarenes
References:
Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822
Images:
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Habitat/In situ  Habitat/In situ  Habitat/In situ  Habitat/In situ 
habenaria citrina 01  habenaria citrina 02  habenaria citrina 03  habenaria citrina 04 
Photograph ©Frederic
Henze. Image used with
kind permission. 
Photograph ©Frederic
Henze. Image used with
kind permission. 
Photograph ©Frederic
Henze. Image used with
kind permission. 
Photograph ©Frederic
Henze. Image used with
kind permission.