Liparis habenarina (F.Muell.) Benth. 1873 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant in situ Photos courtesy of Graham Corbin and ANOS KABI website

Deep shade Hot Cool SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Habenaria-Like Liparis - The Common Hobgoblin Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .5 [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in the New Guinea, Sumatra, Northern Territories, New South Wales and Queensland at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial that lies dormant without leaves through the winter with 2 ovoid, pseudobulbs enveloped completely in youth by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, 5 veined, plicate, ovate, oblong to obovate, dark to yellowish green, thin textured, gradually narrowing below in the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a stiffly erect, [20 to 60 cm] long, 4 winged, 8 to 22 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Empusa habenarina (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2004; Leptorchis habenarina (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; *Sturmia habenarina F.Muell.1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orcidaceae of Germn New Guinea Schlechter 1911; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Empusa habenarina photo good