Liparis mentaweiensis J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Summer Fall

Common Name The Mentawei Islands Liparis [Islands off of Sumatra]

Flower Size .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long

Found in Sumatra at elevations under 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, flattened, oblong-ovate, elliptic in crossection, shiny green pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, flattened, apically incurved, winged, much longer than the leaves, peduncle to 2.52 to 2.8" [6.3 to 7 cm] long, terete, rachis obtuse angled, , 6" [15 cm] long, cylindrical, fairly densely many [28] flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide