Liparis leytensis Ames 1915 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae Collection sheet and Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm SpringSummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Leyte Liparis

Flower Size

Found on Leyte Island within the Philippines on trees within forests and swampy areas at elevations of 12 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a long, creeping rhizome with 4" [10 cm] between each pear-shaped, compressed above pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, narrowling below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring,summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, shorter than the leaf, peduncle 4.42 to 9" [11.5 to 22.5 cm] long, naked, rachis 2 winged, 1" [2.5 cm] long, flat, to 5.2 to 10" [13 to 25 cm] long overall, successively single flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, compact, flat, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying grass green, odorless flowers that turn yellow with age.

Synonyms Stichorkis leytensis (Ames) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchids Cootes 2011 as Stichorkis leytensis;