Liparis gibbsiae J.J.Sm. 1917

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

Part Shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name Gibbs' Liparis [Wife of English Botanist P E Gibbs 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a a creeping, terete rhizome enveloped bylarge sheaths and giving rise to thin, terete, with 1 " [2.5 cm] between each, at an acute angle to the rhizome pseudobulb basally enveloped by a few large, acutely acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, not articulate, erect, lanceolate, acuminate, acute, 5 main nreves prominent beneath membraneous, graduallly narrowing below into the finely channeled, veined, petiolate bse leaf that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, arising on mature pseudobulbs, shorter than the leaf, peduncle 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, provided at the base with a small, narrow, acute,scale, rachis zig-zag, 2.4" [6 cm] long, to 16 flowered inflorescence with appressed, lanceolate-triangular, sharply acute, concave, single nerved floral bracts and carrying flowers that face in all directions.

Synonyms Cestichis gibbsiae (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis gibbsiae (J.J.Sm.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;