Liparis caudata Aver. & K.S.Nguyen 2015 SECTION Cestichis

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Part Shade Cool LATER Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Tailed Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam in primary broad-leaved, evergreen, humid forests on shale, commonly on mossy pillows at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 2 to 5 densely clustering, narrowly ovoid to ovoid, compressed, pseudobulbs with 1 to 3, wite, scarious, triangular, conduplicate sheaths and carrying 2, broadly oblanceolate, herbaceous, slightly conduplicate, narrowing beelow into the short, broad petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, somewhat flattened, narrowly winged, , peduncle provided with 1 to 4 sterile, narrowly triangular, conduplicate, acute bracts, rachis 6 to 10.4" [15 to 26 cm] long, slightly zig-zag, curved, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, membraneous, light greenish, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" L. caudata strikingly differs from L elliptica and L sparsiflora in the very long pendulous inflorescence, the large flowers, the long ascending pedicels and the lip structure. It is very distinct species easily recognizable by its compressed pseudobulbs and remarkably long inflorescence, which is more than twice the length of the leaves." Averyanov 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan Drawing/photo fide