Liparis longicaulis Ridl. 1885Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Long Stemmed Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Madagascar in montane forests at elevations around 700 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with cauliform stems enveloped by greyish, striate sheaths and carrying 2, oval to elliptic-lanceolate,acute, rounded to compressed widely basally, sessile to very shortly petilate leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, terminal, 3.2 to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, peduncle few bracted, longer to much longer than the rachis, loosely 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with equal to a third shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow flowers

Synonyms Leptorkis longicaulis (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009 photo good;