Liparis finisterrae Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant in situ in New Guinea Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

Deep Shade Warm Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Finisterre Liparis [a Mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane ridge forests under shrubs at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to just cool growing terrestrial with a crowded erect stem carrying a cylindrical base enveloped by high clasping cataphyls, and 2 to 3 leafed above the middle with erect-patent, broadly elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a straight, angular, glabrous, longer than the leaves, rather densely several flowered inflorescence with patent to spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006