Liparis lacus J.J.Sm. 1917 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Rachidibulbon

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm Cold

Common Name The ?Blooming Liparis

Flower Size

Found in western New Guinea in primary hill and young secondary montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome enveloped by sheaths increasing in size with the last one largest and leaf-like, and giving rise to 2 leaved, 1.2" [3 cm] between each ovate, carnose, .64 to .88" [1.6 to 2.2 cm] long pseudobulb carrying ovate, acuminate, acute, curved veined with sparse cross veins, midrib prominent abaxially, membraneous, broadly channeled, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring, late summer and fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle 1.6 to 1.72" [4 to 4.3 cm] long, at the base thickened into the pseudobulb, rachis .36 to .56" [.9 to 1.4 cm] long, densely many-flowered inflorescence with subulate, acute, single nerved floral bracts and carrying green flowers with a brown lip that face in all directions.


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