Liparis ovalis Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Platyglossum

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

Part Shade Cool EARLYWinter

Common Name The Oval Lip Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, compressed, ancipitous, almost petioliform pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, oblanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, glabrous, nerved, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the early winter on an erect, slightly arcuate, terete, glabrous, much shorter than the leaves in length, peduncle slightly angled, thin, glabrous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a pale creamy yellow but the lip soon becomes orange yellow

Synonyms Cestichis ovalis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis ovalis (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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