Liparis beccarii Ridl. 1886 SECTION Coriifoliae Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Beccari's Liparis [Italian Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at unknown elevations as a small sized terrestrial with a long and creeping rhizome with 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] between each rod-like, erect, scarcely thickened pseudobulbs carrying 3 lanceolate, obtuse, ribbed, narrowing basally leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 4.4" [11 cm] long, with 3 sheaths, to 8.8" [22 cm] long overall, rachis to about 15 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Seidenfaden mentions that this species is very close to L crenulata but differs mostly in the lip.

Synonyms Leptorkis beccarii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Stichorkis beccarii (Ridl.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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