Liparis flavescens (Thouars) Lindl. 1825 SECTION Liparis

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

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Plant and Flowers Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Common Name The Yellowish Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Madgascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with oblique, the most recent pseudobulb carrying 3 to 4, plicate, suberect, lanceolate to oval, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a longer than the leaves, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long, loose, several flowered inflorescence with oval-lanceolate, acuminate, mostly equalling half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorchis flavescens (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis flavescens Thouars 1822

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Malaxis flavescens drawing ok; Flora of madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 photo fide to Senghas' photos; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide