Liparis bracteata T.E.Hunt 1946 SUBGENUS Cestichis

Drawing by W H Nicholls

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Bracteate Liparis - The Yellow Sphinx Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .72" [.9 to 1.8 cm]

Found in northern and northeastern Queeensland Australia in highland rainforests on trees and rocks on slopes, ridges and in gullies at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with smooth, dark green pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by 4 short, leaf-like bracts and carrying 2, dark green, mid rib keeled leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, with 10 to 15 prominent sterile bracts, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cestichis bracteata (T.E.Hunt) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis bracteata (T.E.Hunt) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;