Liparis maingayi (Hook. f.) Ridl. 1896 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant Photos by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name Maingay's Liparis [English Surgeon in Malakka late 1800's]

Flower Size .35" [9mm] long

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra on cliff faces and wet rocks in open forest at elevations of 70 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a single, ovate-acute leaf with several basal sheaths beneath that blooms on a 6" [15 cm] long, many, closely set flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Malaxis maingayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis maingayi Hook. f. 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand IV Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide