Liparis dolichobulbos Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Elongate Pseudobulb Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests on fallen trees at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to thin, elongate, subterete pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear-lanceolate, acute, several nerved, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, strict to substrict, erect, angular, glabrous, peduncle 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, rachis 6" [15 cm] long, cylindrical, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yeelowish with a pale brown lip.

Synonyms Cestichis dolichobulbos (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L dolichobulbon Drawing fide;