Liparis oligantha Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Sparse Blooming Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to a cylindrical, fleshy, stem carrying 3, suberect to erect-patent, elliptic, acuminate, plicate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, graceful, acute, angled, glabrous, laxly 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish-violet with a white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;