Liparis neuroglossa Rchb.f. 1881

Plant Photos by Rebecca Repasky

Common Name The Nerved Lip Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5cm]

Found in Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a long rhizome giving rise to a recumbent to ascending stem with inconspicous, well spaced or without pseudobulbs and carrying membraneous, narrowly ovate, to suborbicular, acute to shortly acuminate, deeply cordate, petilalte base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, peduncle, angled,rachis .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, subdense to dense, several to many flowered inflorescence with narrrowly lanceolate to triangular lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts .

Synonyms Leptorchis neuroglossa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis retusa Fawc. & Rendle 1909

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 540 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 as Liparis retusa drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as L retusa drawing fide;