Liparis greenwoodiana Espejo 1987

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing/photo by © E W Greenwood and The AMO Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Morelos

photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name Greenwood's Liparis [American Botanist in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morelos, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico in pine/oak forests with abundant humus at elevations around 1700 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with sub-terrranean, erect, conical-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by scarious, fibrous sheaths and carrying generally 1 [if there are 2 the second is much smaller] , basal, simple, entire, membraneous, "parallel"-veined, the veins curved to come close together at the apex or the base and apex of the leaf, yellowish green, fleshy, coriaceous, conduplicate, erect, elliptic to ovate, deciduous, acute to rounded leaf that blooms in the later summer through earlier fall on a terminal, racemose, erect, enveloped basally by a leaf sheath, scape and rachis strongly angular, more or less square to rhomboidal in cross-section, angles sharply winged, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, rather laxly, 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, conduplicate, decurrent along the rachis to become part of its wings and carrying resupinate, yellow to yellowish green to brownish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 10 (2): 370 Greenwood 1987 drawing/photo fide