Liparis andringitrana Schltr. 1924 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Andringitra Liparis [A National Park in east southcentral Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in southcentral Madagascar on bare rocks at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with small, ovoid, compressed, very soft pseudobulbs with the newest carrying 2 to 3, elliptical, acute, attenuate-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, as long as the leaves or shorter, 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, peduncle with several, sterile, auriculate-cordate, basal bracts, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;