Liparis clypeolum (G.Forst.) Lindl. 1830

Photo by Whistler

Common Name The Sheild? Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Tahiti, Cook Islands, the Marquesas, Santa Cruz Islands and Tuvalu in shaded mossy forests at elevations of 300 to 650 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terresrial with approximate, ovoid-ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, heart-shaped, acute, long petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, racemose to subcapitate, densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Cymbidium clypeolum (G.Forst.) Willd. 1805; *Epidendrum clypeolum G.Forst. 1786; Leptorkis clypeolum (G.Forst.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis cuspidata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis clypeolum subsp. cuspidata (Ridl.) Marg. 2010; Liparis clypeolum var. marquisensis F.Br. 1931; Liparis clypeolum var. rapensis F.Br. 1931; Liparis clypeolum var. tahitensis F.Br. 1930; Liparis cuspidata Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide