Liparis dumaguetensis Ames 1915 SECTION Elatae

Inflorescence Photos by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Dumaguete Liparis [A City on Negros Island]

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a cylindrical stem carrying carrying 2 or so, lanceolate to ovate, ruffled margined leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, , to 8" [20 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence carrying dull purple flowers with a yellow lip that becomes purplish red with age.

CAUTION This orchid is definitely in the Section Elatae even though many sources state that it is in the Section Distichae. All references that state that are actually speaking about the species Liparis elmeri 1911. If you have an orchid with this name that has a corymb of distichous flowers instead of a loose inflorescence then see Liparis elmeri.

Synonyms Liparis elmeri Ames 1912; Stichorkis dumaguetensis (Ames) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as Stichorkis dumaguetensis not!!