Liparis brevicaulis Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

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

Part Shade Warm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Short Stemmed Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, compressed, ancipitous, almost petioliform pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, oblanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, glabrous, nerved, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, slightly arcuate, terete, glabrous, much shorter than the leaves in length, peduncle slightly angled, thin, glabrous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green. This species and L chlorantha are similar but this one has a shorter inflorescence and a less wide lip as well as a very bent column that is almost hook shaped.

Synonyms Cestichis brevicaulis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis brevicaulis (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;