Liparis spectabilis Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Photo by Art Vogel

Inflorescence Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Spectacular Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on big branches or terrestrial below trees in humus with clustered, cylindrical to cylinric-ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to rarely 3 apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, subacute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a lateral to pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with many small flowers.

Synonyms Cestichis spectabilis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis spectabilis var. dischorensis Schltr. 1911; Stichorkis spectabilis (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Liparis spectabilis var. dischorensis; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006