Liparis calcarea Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus

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

Part Shade Cool EARLYWinter

Common Name The Limestone Loving Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on limestone rocks on open slopes in forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to short somewhat oblong, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect-patent, oblong to elliptic, shortly acuminate to acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, pedunculate, terete, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, angled, glabrous, longer than the leaves, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow with a brownish green lip and the callus is orange yellow. The lip with age becomes yellow.

Synonyms Cestichis calcarea (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

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