Liparis brachystalix Rchb.f. 1876

Leaves and Bracts

Entire Plant in situ Ventanas Antioquia Colombia 3/2020

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Collection Sheet

Drawing by Dodson Collection Sheet and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website


Common Name The Short Column Liparis

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found from Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a terete, elongate, basally decumbent becoming ascending, branching, glabrous stem carrying many all along the stem, erect-patent, distant, ovate, shortly and obtusely acuminate, finely crenulate margins, abruptly narrowing below into the canaliculate, conduplicate petiolate, round base leaves that blooms on a terminal to rarey subterminal, [8 to 14 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorkis brachystalix (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis commelinoides Schltr.1915; Liparis fendleri Schltr. 1919; Liparis pothoides F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten I Venezuela Schlechter 1919 as L fendleri; Flora de Venzuela Volumen 11 Parte 1 Foldats 1969; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 930 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;