Liparis gibbosa Finet 1908 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo by Woon Leng and the Woon Leng Nursery

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by Patricia Harding

to Fall

Common Name The Humped Liparis

Flower Size to 3/8"

Found in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indochina, Pennisular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, Fiji, Sulawesi and New Caledonia on mountain ridges at elevations around 200 to 1900 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte on trees on cliff faces or lithophyte on rocks with small compressed, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, linear, acute leaf blooming in the summer and fall on a 6" long, flattened, imbricating inflorescence with 2 ranked bracts and carrying many successive flowers with mostly one [often called L mucronata by mistake] or 2 at a time.

Synonyms Disticholiparis gibbosa (Finet) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis gibbosa [Finet] J./J.Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 photo ok; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing good/photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as L propinqua; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol. IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorkis gibbosa; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 O'Byrne and Ong 2015 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (2): 3449 Averanov, Vuong and Tam 2016 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 2019 as Stichorkis gibbosa;