Liparis benguetensis (Ames) Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Benguet Liparis [an area of north western Luzon the Philippines]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 700 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte withpear-shaped, close set pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, rounded apically, deciduous, jointed to an elongate persistent base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an erect, longer than the leaves, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long overall, bractless, flattened on opposite sides, strongly winged, rachis to .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, sharply projected floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cestichis benguetensis Ames 1905; Disticholiparis benguetensis (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis benguetensis (Ames) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Cestichis benguetensis drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Cestichis benguetensis; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Phillipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Stichorkis benguetensis photo fide;

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