Liparis furcata (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1896 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis


Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Copyright David Kuehn

Deep shadeWarm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Forked Liparis [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Taiping Hills of Malaysia on shaded, mossy, humid banks as a small sized, warm to cool growing litho-terrestrial with an ovate-acute, enlarging with and after flowering, shortly sheathed base leaf that blooms on an erect, purple, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, loosely and successively several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Malaxis furcata (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis furcata Hook.f. 1889;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide