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Liparis pandaneti J.J.Sm. 1913SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE Drawing by N E G Crutwell J J Smith and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Pandanus Liparis [refers to its occuring on Pandanus Trees]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in western New Guinea near rivers in Metroxylon swamps at low elevations as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a branching, creeping rhizome with .6 to .8" [2.5 to 2 cm] between each very small, obliquely depressed, subovoid, somewhat compressed, two angled pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few large, tubular, acuminate, keeled sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, convex on eother side of the mid rib, mid rib grooved above, keeled beneath , conduplicate below intothe base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle ancipitous, 5.6 to 7.2" [14 to 18 cm] long, rachis compressed, with very short internodes, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, distichous, pectinate, densely, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with dense, patent, laterally compressed, acuminate, sharply acute, dorsally strongly keeled and slightly curved floral bracts and carrying small, light orange to dull brown-red with a slightly darker red lip.

Synonyms Stichorkis pandaneti (J.J.Sm.) Ormerod & Naive 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guin. 12: 16. J J Smith 1913 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis ochrantha

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