Liparis densa Schltr. 1924

Plant and Inflorescence TYPE Drawing by Schlechter/Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Dense Liparis

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Madagascar on shaded and humid rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with oblong-compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 5, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, rachis longer than the peduncle, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long overall, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate equalling to slightly longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellowish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser and Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009;