Liparis longipetala Ridl. 1885 SECTION Moliifoliae Ridl.

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Long Petaled Liparis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with oval, small, thick pseudobulbs enveloped basally by white sheaths, the uppermost 2 being leafbearing lanceolate-acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the late summer on a 5" [12.5 cm] long, longer than the leaves, loosely 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3 bracts and a small, acute floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009