Liparis dryadum Schltr. 1924 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Forest Living Liparis

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in northern Madagascar in lichen forsts at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with compressed, rounded pseudobulbs carrying 2, lingulate, obtusre to subacute, slightly attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, as long as slightly longer than the leaves, peduncle short, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long overall, loosely several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellow-brown flowers.

Synonyms Platystyliparis dryadum (Schltr.) Marg 2009

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