Liparis microcharis Schltr. 1924 Photo by Gilles Grunenwald and His Angraecoid Orchid Photo Website

Deep Shade Cold MID Summer

Common Name The Insignificant Liparis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in central Madagascar on humid rocks at elevations avoe 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with widely oval, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by 4, pale colored sheaths, the most recent pseudobulb carrying 2,, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute to subacute leaves that blooms in the mid summer on an erect, 2 to 3 times longer than the leaves, peduncle generally univaginate, to 2" [5 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with half the length of the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; *Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide;