Liparis disticha [Thouars] Lindl. 1826 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part Shade Warm CoolFall

Common Name The Distichous Liparis

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in the Comoros Islands, Mauritius, Reunion, India, Sri Lanka; Myanmar, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, the Philippines and Sumatra on mossy trees at elevations of 800 to 1750 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that is much wider that the leaf of L gibbosa and blooms in the fall on a basal, 9.6" [to 24 cm] long, compressed, successively several flowered with 2 to 3 open at any one time inflorescence that gradually lengthens with each flowers appearance.

L mucronata is similar but differs most in the reflexed petals and where the single tooth on each side of the column is located. In L disticha it is much closer to the apex.

Synonyms Cestichis disticha (Thouars) Pfitzer 1888; Disticholiparis disticha (Thouars) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Disticholiparis gregaria (Lindl.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Leptorkis disticha (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Liparis gregaria Lindl. 1830 Malaxis disticha Thouars 1822; Stichorkis disticha (Thouars) Pfitzer 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Malaxis disticha drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as L mucronata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as L mucronata drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 191; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as L mucronata photo ok ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as L mucronata; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as L mucronata ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as L mucronata photo ok?; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorkis mucronata