Liparis pandurata Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.


Photo by Art Vogel

Side View of Flower

Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name The Fiddle-Shaped Liparis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in north Borneo in mossy lower montane and swampy forests at elevations around 600 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with elongate pyriform, attenuate above into a slender complanate neck pseudobulb and carrying a single apical, ligulate, acute, deciduous, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf, enveloped below by 3 to 4 diverging, ensiform cataphylls that blooms in the winter and spring on a shorter than the leaf, 5 to 10 " [12 to 25 cm] long, conspicuously 2 winged, naked, several successively single flowered inflorescence arising through the distichous, falcate, acute, conduplicate, rigid, obliquely ascending floral bracts.

Synonyms Disticholiparis pandurata (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis pandurata [Ames] J.J.Wood 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawingphoto fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorkis pandurata;