Liparis mucronata (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his Nature Photo Website


Common Name The Mucronate Liparis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra and Sulawesi in lowland to montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to small pseudobulbs enveloped by bracts carrying a single, terete, acute leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 successively several flowered inflorescence with new flowers arising from the 2 ranked, flattened bract covered apex of the rachis

Similar to L disticha but differs most in the reflexed petals and where the single tooth on each side of the column is located. In L disticha it is much closer to the apex.

Synonyms Cestichis divergens (J.J.Sm.) Ames 1905; Disticholiparis mucronata (Blume) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Liparis divergens J.J.Sm. 1903; *Malaxis mucronata Blume 1825; Stichorkis mucronata [Bl] J.J.Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Cystopus occultus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L divergens; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorchis mucronata; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis mucronata