Liparis apiculata Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool LATER Winter

Common Name The Apiculate Liparis [refers to the basal lobe apice of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on tree in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short decumbent rhizome giving rise to more or less close set to shortly distant, thin, stem shaped, basally ovate, subancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear, acute to subacuminate, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, somewhat longer than the leaves in length, peduncle 6 to 10" [15 to 15 cm] long, distichous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are bright salmon colored.

Synonyms Disticholiparis apiculata (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis apiculata (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 apiculata