Liparis altigena Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The High Elevation Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to short laterally compressed, ovate pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect-patent to suberect, obliquely-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, nerved, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, shorter than to equal to the leaves in length, thinly pedunculate, angled, glabrous, laxly 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the elongate pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are simply colored green.

Synonyms Cestichis altigena (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;