Liparis cardiophylla Ames 1908

Drawing by Mark Nir/Proctor

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Heart Shaped Leaf Liparis

Flower Size

Found in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica as a mini-miniature to just miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise at intervals, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, thin, cordate, acute to abruptly apiculate, , narrowing blowinto the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an angled, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, distally crowded several flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish flowers.

Sometimes cited as a synonym of L neuroglossa from Bolivia which has a similar plant but larger flowers with ovate-lanceolate tepals and narrower petals.

Synonyms Liparis rotundifolia Cogn. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide