Liparis bicuspidata J.J.Sm. 1903 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION?

Side View of Flower

Photos by J.B.Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower fringed lip?

Photo by Sarah Thomas

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Two Toothed Liparis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Borneo and the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, pear-shaped to cylindrical, appressed above pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, leathery, jointed, oblong-lanceolate, acute, narrowing on both sides leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, loosely flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Liparis wenzelii Ames 1915; Stichorkis bicuspidata (J.J.Sm.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as L wenzelii; AOS Bulletin VOl 62 # 11 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as L wenzelii photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008

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