Liparis calicola [P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong] in ed.

Photo by P T Ong & P O'Byrne

Part shade hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Limestone Dwelling Liparis

Flower Size .24" [ 6 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on limestone hills at elevations of 150 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte on trees with erect, ovoid-conical, often slightly compressed pseudobulb usually terminating in a compressed, cylindrical sheath with 2 to 3 pale green, evanescent, conduplicate, attenuate, acute, basal sheaths and carrying a very short folded section becoming flat to v shaped above, linear to band shaped, green, acute with a small point leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an erect, often arching distallyshorter to slightly longer than the leaf, peduncle.6 to 4" [1.5 to 10 cm] long, widening before the rachis, flattened and sharp edged along its length, green, rachis .28 to 1" [7 to 25 mm] long, successively 1 to 2, to 30 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying green to yellow orange flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 16 O'Byrne and Ong 2015 photo fide