Liparis brachyglottis Rchb.f 1885 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Short Lip Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in submontane to tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations around 1200 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial terrestrial with a somewhat basally thickened, stem-like pseudobulb carrying 2, ovate, 5 veined, crisp margin, acute to acuminate, abruptly narrowing into the sessile or short petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, slender, shortly pedunculate, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, laxly, several flowered inflorescence with persistent, not-refl;exed, spreading, ovate, acutee floral bracts and carrying small, purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;