Liparis nutans (Ames) Ames 1915 SECTION Cestichis

Photo by M. A. K. Naive

Common Name The Nodding Petal Liparis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in southern Philippines as an epiphyte and lithophyte in shady forests with year round rainfall and constant high humidity, with pear-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a apical, up to 12" [30 cm] long, erect, densly many flowered inflorescence. Year round moisture, good light and air circulation as well as cool to warm temperatures please this species.

Synonyms *Cestichis nutans Ames 1909; Stichorkis nutans ( Ames ) Cootes 2011; Stichorkis nutans (Ames) Naive & Ormerod 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis nutans photo fide