Liparis crispifolia Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Another Drawing Drawings by Rchb.f and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Curled Leaf Liparis

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador at the base of mossy tree trunks at elevations around 2900 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing vine-like terrestrial with a creeping, terete stem carrying mostly a single, ovate-cordiform, apiculate, cordate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, from the axil of the petiole, to .4" [1 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorkis crispifolia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 510 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 Photo fide;