Liparis anopheles J.J.Wood 1991 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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Full Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Mosqito-Like Liparis

Flower Size .55" [1.6cm]

Found only in Borneo in lower to upper montane forests at elevations of 1560 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping, tough, rooting profusely at nodes and enveloped by short, imbricate, scarious sheaths and giving rise with 1/2 to 1" [1.25 to 2.5 cm] between each erect, narrowly pyriform pseudobulb enveloped completely by ovate-elliptic, acuminate leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ligulate, ensiform, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, cuneate, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, to 8.6" [to 21.5 cm] long, wiry, inflorescence with the rachis being wider, 2 winged, curving, slightly fractiflex rachis with imbricate, alternately distichous, conduplicate acute floral bracts

Synonyms Disticholiparis anopheles (J.J.Wood) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis anopheles (J.J.Wood) Naive & Ormerod2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo vol 4 Woods 2003 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis anopheles