Liparis cyclostele Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Round Gymnostemium Liparis [refers to the column]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, branched decumbent rhizome giving rise to distant, stem shaped, basally thicker, apically slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, acute to apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, as long as or slightly shorter than the leaves in length, 2.6 to 5.4" [6.5 to 13.5 cm] long, rachis to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, distichous, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, ancipitous-conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green with a lip that is yellow-ochre towards the base.

Synonyms Disticholiparis cyclostele (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis cyclostele (Schltr.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis cyclostele