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Peristylus spiranthes var. taipoensis S. Y. Hu & Barretto

This variety is found in the New Territories at elevations of 100-800 metres. It shares the same habitat with Peristylus spiranthes var. spiranthes. It is distinguished by its white flowers with the lateral lobes of the lip broad triangular. In this respect it resembles Peristylus goodyeroides (D. Don) Lindl. which has a globose spur and a very different column. In P. spiranthes var. spiranthes the flowers are green and the lateral lobes of the lip are lanceolate-caudate and coiled at the apices.

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