Liparis ambohimangana Hermans 2007

Side View Flower

Plant in situ Madagascar Photos by Rogier van Vugt and His P Base Orchid Photo Website

Deep Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Ambohimanga Liparis [A town and location of a UNESCO Heritage site "The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga" and near the site of the locality of the type]

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] wide

Found in east central Madagascar in shady areas by rocks in clay at elevations around 1200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to several filiform, white, very long stolons developing into a new plant at the apex, with 2, very small, enveloped by whitish sheaths and the newest pseudobulbcarrying a single, lanceolate-acute, attenuate towards both ends leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 1/2 as long to as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying greenish to pale yellow flowers

Synonyms Liparis monophylla H.Perrier 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as L monophylla drawing fide; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;