Liparis ochrantha Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo by N E G Crutwell and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Ocher Colored Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in the foothills of the mountains at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, branching rhizome giving rise to distant, stem shaped, basally thicker, apically slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear, acute to apiculate, 8 to 14.4" [20 to 36 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, shorter than the leaves in length, peduncle 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, distichous, densely many flowered inflorescence with bisected, imbricating, ovate, acute, ancipitous-conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are ocher red in color.

Synonyms Disticholiparis ochrantha (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis ochrantha (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 ochrantha