Liparis javanica J.J.Sm. 1913 SUBGENUS Sturmia Section Liparis

Plant and Flowers in situ Java

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Java Liparis

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm] long

Found in Java often on steep banks but occasionally on rocks or even quite high up on mossy tree trunks at elevations under 1150 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with flattened, ovoid, pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, erect, cordate leaves that blooms in the summer on a 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, rachis short, winged, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying close set flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide