Liparis imperatifolia Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Pleiophyllum Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Impressive Leaved Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to a short, fleshy, terete stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, linear, acute, nerved, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, erect, subterete, glabrous, 6" [15 cm] long laxly 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are olive green with a darker lip and that the flowers are the largest in the section.

Synonyms Cestichis imperatifolia (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;