Liparis angustiflora J.J.Sm. 1918 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Narrow Flowered Liparis

Flower Size

Found in western Java and Sumatra at elevations around 1600 as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, angular, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a thin, short, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION This species and L spiralipetala are closely related. The species photo used for L spiralipetala could be this species and this one could be L spiralipetala, I do not have the proper references, so please use with caution. I am fairly sure that these two species are one of these two determinations, I am just not positive as to which ones are which.

Synonyms Alatiliparis angustiflora ( J.J.Sm. ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; Orchids of Java Comber 1990;