Liparis brachystalix Rchb.f. 1876

Leaves and Bracts

Entire Plant in situ Ventanas Antioquia Colombia 3/2020

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Drawing

Collection Sheet

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

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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;

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