Liparis microblepharon Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum

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

Part Shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Microscopic Eyelash Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, short, slightly compressed, ancipitous, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, elliptic-ligulate, acute to apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, thin, glabrous, longer than the leaves in length, peduncle slightly compressed, thin, glabrous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow green, the lip brownish with a dark red-brown spot in the middle and the column is white with a yellow anther.

Synonyms Cestichis microblepharon (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis microblepharon (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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