Liparis anemophila Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE drawing

Photo by Gary Meyers/Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Wind Loving Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on ridges of the mountains at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, branching rhizome giving rise to distant, thin, stem shaped, basally thicker, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear, acute to apiculate, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, slightly longer than the leaves in length, peduncle 5.2 to 9.6" [13 to 24 cm] long, rachis to 1.6" [4 cm] long, distichous, densely many flowered inflorescence with imbricating, bisected, ovate-lanceolate, apiculate, ancipitous-conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are olive green. The species has always been found on exposed ridges and crests where there is frequent strong winds.

Synonyms Disticholiparis anemophila (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis anemophila (Schltr.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis anemophila