Liparis cladophylax Schltr. 1916 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Twig Guardian Liparis

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in humid forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte terrestrial with a small pseudobulb carrying 2 to 3, elongate, ligulate, subacute, attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, densely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with narrow, slightly shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser and Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009