Liparis caricifolia Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Pleiophyllum Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Carex-Like Leaved Liparis [Cyperaceae A reed-like plant]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a thick, decumbent rhizome giving rise to close set to somewhat distant, short, fleshy stems carrying 4, erect-patent, linear, acute, nerved, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to slightly curved, thin, angled to subterete, glabrous, 10" [25 cm] long, laxly to sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, somehat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green, the lip has a brown margin which with age turns orange brown and the wings of the column are also orange brown.

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

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