Liparis arachnites Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus

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

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Spidery Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on ridges in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to short laterally compressed, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect-patent to suberect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, shorter than to equal to the leaves in length, thinly pedunculate, angled, glabrous, laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the elongate pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brown and the flowers are frequently reversed through the twisting of the ovaries, and in their narrow segments are reminiscent of tropical spiders.

Synonyms Cestichis arachnites (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;