Liparis dalessandroi Dodson 1984 Drawing by Dalstrom and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATESpring Summer Fall

Common Name D'Alessandro's Liparis [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador and Nurseryman in the USA]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador in dry montane cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping, terete stem carrying mostly a single, conduplicate, heavily parellel veined on the underside, broadly ovate, bluntly apiculate, cordate basally into the 1.2" [3 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on an erect, from the axil of the petiole, to 4" [10 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 931 Dodson 1984 drawing fide;