Liparis amesiana Schltr.1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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Common Name Ames' Liparis [American Botanist late 1800 to early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found only in the Philippines as a miniature sized, epiphyte with a thin repent rhizome with about .4" [1 cm] between each pyriform pseudobulb carrying a single linear, acute leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a winged, thin, short, provided with distichous, closeset, acute bracts, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Cestichis gracilis Ames 1908; Disticholiparis gracilis (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis amesiana (Schltr.) Cootes 2011; Stichorkis gracilis (Ames) Naive & Ormerod 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae 2: 136 Ames 1908 as Cestichis gracilis drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis gracilis photo fide