Liparis kempteriana Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm FallEARLYWinter

Common Name Kempter's Liparis [German Companion to Schlechter in New Guinea 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 350 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, cylindrical, slightly basally thickened pseudobulbs carrying two, erect-patent to suberect, oblanceolate-ligulate, acute to apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, slightly compressed thin, glabrous, as long as the leaves in length but never shorter, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green.

Synonyms Cestichis kempteriana (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis kempteriana (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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