Liparis nugentiae F.M.Bailey 1900 SECTION Cestichis Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Fragrance Full shade Warm CoolLATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Nuegent's Liparis [First Collector of species Australian Woman 1900's] - In Australia The Large Sphinx Orchid

Flower Size .55 to .7" [1.3 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters in rainforests on trees and rocks as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with laterally compressed, and overlapping, dark green to yellowish green psuedobulbs enveloped in youth by 2 short leaf like bracts and carrying 2 to 4m thin, dark green to yellowish green leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, to arching, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 13 to 17 flowered inflorescence with unpleasant scented flowers.

Synonyms Cestichis nugentiae (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis nugentiae ( F.M.Bailey ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cestichis nugentiae photo fide