Liparis hawaiensis H.Mann 1867

Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Hawaii

Photo by Forest & Kim Starr and their Hawaian Photo Website


Common Name The Hawaian Liparis in Hawaii Awapuhi-a-kanaloa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Hawaii at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a semi-globose pseudobulb enveloped by dry sheaths and carrying 2, apical, delicate, glossy green, oblong-elliptic, keeled beneath leaves that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on a terminal, erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with a mniscule floral bract

Synonyms Leptorchis hawaiensis (H.Mann) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 7 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide