Liparis condylobulbon Rchb. f. 1862 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Part shadeHot To Cool WinterSpringSummer Fall

Common Name Refers to the shape of the Pseudobulbs] - In Australia The Tapered Sphinx Orchid - In China Xi Jing Yang Er Suan

Flower Size 1/8" to 1/4" [3 to 6 mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, New Guinea, Moluccas, Sulawesi, the Philippinea, Solomom Islands, Queensland Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Santa Cruz Islands, Wallis and Futna and Taiwan on mossy tree trunks at elevations around sea-level to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with narrowly flask-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 narrowly lanceolate, thin textured leaves and flowers in the fall, winter spring and summer on a terminal, arching 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] racemose, densely many [50] flowered inflorescence emerging from a narrowly triangular green bract.

It is most often found on the upperside of low tree branches over beaches and lagoons and is a large mat of many plants. It can also be found in the mid level canopy of rainforests in large mat colonies on larger branches. High humidity, good ventilation, scattered dappled sun and an open epiphytic mix are required for proper growth.

Synonyms Cestichis condylobulbon ( Rchb.f. ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Cestichis persimilis ( Schltr. ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Cestichis vestita Ames 1908; Gyrostachys nesophila (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis condylobulbon [Rchb.f] Kuntze 1891; Liparis amboinensis J.J.Sm. 1914; Liparis clemensiae (Ames) Ames 1915; Liparis confusa J.J. Sm. 1905; Liparis confusa J.J. Sm. var amboinensis J.J.Sm. 1905; Liparis confusa var. latifolia J.J.Sm. 1915; Liparis dolichopoda Hayata 1914; Liparis flaccida Schlechter?; Liparis nesophila Rchb. f. 1878; Liparis persimilis Schltr. 1911; Liparis savaiiensis H.Fleischm. & Rech. 1910; Liparis treubii J.J.Sm. 1917; Stichorkis condylobulbon (Rchb.f.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008; Stichorkis persimilis ( Schltr. ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Liparis nesophila; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as L confusa; Die Orchideen Von Java figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1905 as L confusa drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Liparis confusa; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Liparis persimilis drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Liparis savaiiensis; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Cestichis vestita; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing /photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo hmm. closer to photo of L parviflora; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cestichis condylobulbon photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide