Liparis draculoides E.W.Green. 1982

TYPE Photo by © Greenwood and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Dracula-Like Liparis

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in central to southwestern Mexico and Guatemala in pine/oak forests amongst mossy rocks at elevations of 2200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with sub-erect to horizontal, pyriform corms giving rise to a propagating, horizontal rhizome with a few bracts and turning upward for 4.2" [10.5 cm], then giving rise to a single, cordate, sessile, flat, obtuse to shortly acuminate, undulate, 5 nerved, whitish green leaf that blooms in the mid summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, sub-capitate, successively several flowered inflorescence with reduced, projecting almost horizontally, canaliculate, triangular-acuminate, glabrous, pale green floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 8:[2] 312 Greenwood 1982 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018