Liparis chlorantha Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

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

Part Shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Green Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to short, ancipitous, oblong, basally slightly dilated pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, oblanceolate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, glabrous, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, slightly arcuate, terete, glabrous, shorter than the leaves in length, peduncle 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, laxly 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green. This species and L brevicaulis are similar but it has a shorter inflorescence and a less wide lip as well as a very bent column that is almost hook shaped.

Synonyms Cestichis chlorantha (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis chlorantha (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;