Liparis nebuligena Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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

Part Shade Warm Cool WinterSpringFall

Common Name The Mist Forest Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 700 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, decumbent rhizome giving rise to distant, thin, stem shaped, basally thicker, apically slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, acute to apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, as long as the leaves in length, glabrous, 1.4 to 3.4" [3.5 to 8.5 cm] long, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, distichous, densely 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, distichous, subimbricating, ovate, acute, conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are shining dark salmon-red or orange red and the rachis and bracts are likewise flushed with orange red.

Synonyms Disticholiparis nebuligena (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis nebuligena (Schltr.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis nebuligena