Liparis foetulenta J.J.Sm.1920 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f Photo by ?

TYPE Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Stinky Liparis

Flower Size .2" [5.5 mm]

Found in the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, flattened, narrowly ovate-oblong, truncate, elliptic in cross-section pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a brownish, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, fairly dense, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that have a fishy scent.

Synonyms Liparis klossii Ridl. 1926; Stichorkis foetulenta (J.J.Sm.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008; Stichorkis klossii (Ridl.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo ok