Liparis heliophila J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Liparis Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sun Loving Liparis

Flower Size

Found in northern and western Sumatra in open grasslands at elevations around 1350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with close set, shortly oblong to irregularily globose pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, held close to the ground, ovate, rounded basally, plicate, almost sessile leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, peduncle angular, to 1.9" [4.75 cm] long, rachis angular, to 1.2+" [3 cm+] long, lalxly many flowered inflorescence with oblong-triangular, acute, concave floral bracts and carrying flowers that face in all directions and have the tepals transparent yellow green and the lip is olive green


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001