~Liparis mapaniifolia Schltr. 1911 - See Liparis cymbidiifolia J.J.Sm. 1908 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Pleiophyllum

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade HotWarm Fall

Common Name The Mapania-Like Leaved Liparis [A Cyperaceae - A reed-like plant]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 450 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to short fleshy stems carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, linear, acute, nerved, glabrous, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, green, thin, somewhat substrict, subangular, glabrous, 10" [25 cm] long, laxly 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are grass green with a darker lip.

Synonyms Cestichis mapaniifolia (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;