Liparis bathiei Schltr. 1924 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Bathie's Liparis [Perrier, French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in clay soils at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with short, subglobose to ovoid pseudobulbs the newest carrying 2 oblong to elliptic-acute, gradually attenuate-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, half as long as the leaves, peduncle 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;