Liparis imerinensis Schltr. 1924

Plant and Flowers TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Deep Shade WarmCool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Imerinamanjaka Liparis [an area in east central Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in east central Madagascar in montane mossy forests at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 2 elongate pseudobulbs, the older divaricate and nearly flat, the newest with upright, carrying 2 to 3 oval-elliptic, shortly acuminate to apiculate, plicate, attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, mostly longer than the leaves, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long overall, rachis to 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, 5 to 16 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tot he OPrchids of madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;