Liparis hawchengii [P.O'Byrne & Gokusing] in ed.

SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE Drawing TYPE drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name Tan Haw Cheng's Orchid [Sabahan orchid enthusiast and supporter of Kipandi Park current]

Flower Size .36 to .44" [.9 to 1.1 cm wide

Found in Sabah Borneo in partially logged primary forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to erect, basal 1/3 to 1/2 ellipsoid, upper part a compressed, conduplicate, pale green pseudopetiole w ith 2 to 3, large, pale green, non-persistent conduplicate, triangular, acute, basal scales, and carrying a basally jointed, erect, basaally folded, otherwise flat to slightly v-shaped, , green keeled, acute with a small point leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, on a recently matured shoot, often arched distally, much shorter thant he leaf, peduncle 1.44 to 3" [3.6 to 7.5 cm] long, widening towards teh rachis, flattened and sharp edged along its length, rachis .24 to .84" [6 to 21 mm] long, enveloped by imbricating, alternating, conduplicate, triangular, acute, situated at right angles to the rachis, floral bracts from whence arise successively single, to 22 flowered inflorescence and carryinmg outwardly facing flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo/drawing fide;