Liparis gracilipes Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Graceful Column Foot Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar on rocks often near rivers at eelvations arouynd 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte or terrestrial with stem-like pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4 acuminate sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, asymmetric, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, compressed-rounded basally, abruptly contracted below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, loosely 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acuminate, much shorter thant he pedicel floral bracts and carrying greenish turning yellow-brown with age flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser and Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009