Liparis longispica Aver. & K.S.Nguyen 2015 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Averyanov and Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Long Inflorescence Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Vietnam on mossy cliffs or steep slopes in primary evergreen, mixed and coniferous forests, commonly on mossy pillows at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or occasional terrestrial with a thin rhizome close set, narrowly ovoid to ovoid, often slightly oblique pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate, herbaceous, triangular acute apically, conduplicate below, tapering towards the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a slender, straight to arching to pendulous, indistinctly secund, wingless to very narrowwinged, peduncle 4.8 to 10.4" [12 to 26 cm] long, provided with 1 to 14, sterile, linear to narrowly triangular, conduplicate, acuminate bracts, rachis 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, laxly, 3 to 12 flwoered inflorescence with linear, narrowly triangular, often subulate, membraneous, light greenish to almost white much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan Drawing/photo fide