Liparis angustilabris (F.Muell.) Blaxell 1978 SUBGENUS Cestichis

Drawing by W H Nicholls

Part Shade Hot Cool EARLY Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Narrow Lip Liparis - The Twisted Sphinx Orchid

Flower Size ,24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in northern and northeastern Queeensland Australia in rainforests on trees and rocks near streams at elevations of 200 to 1100 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with tapered, light green to dark green pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by 6 short, leaf-like bracts and carrying a single, apical, lith to dark green, shortly pointed leaves that blooms in the early fall through early winter on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 15 to 35 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cestichis angustilabris (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis cuneilabris F.Muell. ex Benth. 1873; Liparis reflexa var. cuneilabris Ridl. 1886; Sturmia angustilabris F.Muell. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Asustralia Nicholls 11969 as L cuneilabris drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;