Liparis leptopus Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Genychilus

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

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Slim Column Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on limestone rocks on open slopes in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to thin, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, nerved leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, thin, terete, peduncle to to 5.2" [13 cm] long, glabrous, shorter than to equal to the leaves in length, to 10" [25 cm] long, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green.

Synonyms Cestichis leptopus (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

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