Liparis kinabaluensis J.J.Wood 1990


Photos by Kew/J J Wood 1997

Fragrance Full shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Mt Kinabalu Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests in rocky places at elevations around 800 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a creeping stem giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by papery brown, ovate, acute, carinate, imbricate cataphylls and carrying a single, smooth, coriaceous, green, oblong-elliptic, acute, subulate-apiculate, condulicate below into the basally clasping base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, pale green, obscurely sulcate, peduncle 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, rachis 1.8 to 4" [4.5 to 10 cm] long, subdense, many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acuminate, thin textured, whitish green, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, faintly cucumber scented, cream colored flowers with a basal orange flush on the lip.

Synonyms Stichorkis kinabaluensis (J.J.Wood) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011