Liparis kenejiae Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Kenejia Valley Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on grassy hills and plains at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to a ovoid, fleshy, sometimes subterranean pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, erect to erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, lamina to 7.2" [18 cm] long, 6" [15 cm] long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an strict to substrict, acute, angled, elongate, , 1.6" [4 cm] long, subdensely 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, more or less longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green with a muddy violet lip.


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