Liparis lamproglossa Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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

Part Shade Cool WinterSpring

Common Name The Shining Lip Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a elongate decumbent, thin rhizome giving rise to very distant, basally somewhat swollen, narrowly stem like, somewhat laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, acute, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, thin, strict to substrict, ancipitous, glabrous, 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis distichous, ancipitous, slightly arcuate, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with bisected, subimbricate, erect-patent, ovate, acuminate, compressed, dorsally carinate, shorter than the the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are shiny brownish red.

Synonyms Disticholiparis lamproglossa (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis lamproglossa (Schltr.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis lamproglossa