Liparis crenulata [Bl.] Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Flower Closeup Photos by Dave Alford


Common Name The Small Notched Liparis

Flower Size 1/4" [.62 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in wet montane forests at elevations of 650 to 2200 meters as a a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial long-ovoid pseudobulbs spaced [6 to 12 cm] apart and enveloped basally by 4, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a semi-erect to horizontal, to 14.4" [to 36 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorchis crenulata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis crenulata Blume 1825; Stichorkis crenulata (Blume) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;