Liparis gautierensis J.J.Sm. 1912 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Full shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Gautier Mountains Liparis [A mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size very small

Found in western New Guinea in hill forests at elevations around 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a branched, creeping rhizome with [1.8 to 2.8 cm] between each, obliquely erect, obliquely ovate, laterally compressed, elliptic in cross section pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, mid rib grooved above, keeled beneath, conduplicate below into the leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, peduncle ancipitous, 10 to 12 [25 to 30 cm] long, rachis compressed, to 3.6 [9 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with distichous, dense, almosr overlapping, patent, tightly conduplicate, acute, strongly keeled floral bracts and carrying light brownish orange flowers.

Synonyms Stichorkis gautierensis (J.J.Sm.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11 136 J J Sm. 1912 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis gautierensis

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