Liparis aurantiorbiculata J.J. Wood & A.L. Lamb 1993 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Coriifoliae

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Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Circular Liparis [refers to the round lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in Sabah, Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with swollen, roundish, attenuate above pseudobulbs enveloped by green to pale brown, acuminate, sheaths and carrying a ssingle, apical, erect, coriaceous, ensiform, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer in situ on a terminal, stiffly erect, laxly 12 to 15 flowered, 8" to 15.2" [20 to 38 cm] long, terete, racemose inflorescence with ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts..

Synonyms Stichorkis aurantiorbiculata (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak, Acta Soc. Bot. Poloniae 77: 37 (2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo/drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011