Liparis govidjoae Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo by SGraham Corbin and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Govidjoa Creek Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on tree in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, stem shaped, attenuate apically, basally thickened, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, shortly acuminate, glabrous, 5.6 to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, thin, strict to substrict, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, as long as the leaves in length, peduncle 5 to 7.4" [12.5 to 18.5 cm] long, rachis ancipitous, bisected to .6" [1.5 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with distichous, erect-patent, imbricating, ovate, dorsally carinate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brilliant ocher red.

Synonyms Disticholiparis govidjoae (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis govidjoae (Schltr.) Ormerod & Naive2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis govidjoae