Liparis leucophaea Schltr. 1911 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

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

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The White Brown-Red Liparis

Flower Size

Found in west Sumatra at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, somewhat terete pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, articulate, elliptic, shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, longer than the leaves, 4" [10 cm] long, 9 to 25 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Platystyliparis leucophaea ( Schltr. ) Marg. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot Jahrb. Syst. 45 Beibl. 104:15 1911 drawing fide; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001