Liparis ochracea Ridl. 1885Photo by the MOBOT Madagascar Website

Part shade WarmCool Summer

Common Name The Ochre-Yellow Liparis

Flower Size .25" [8 mm]

Found in Madagascar in humid, lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 2 pseudobulbs, the oldest obliquely diverging and the younger enveloped by 3 to 4, elliptical to oval elliptical, obtus to apiculate, compressed and rounded basally, gradually narrowing below intothe clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorchis connata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis ochracea (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis connata Ridl. 1885; Liparis hildebrandtiana Schltr. 1924

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