Liparis parva Ridl. 1885Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool MID TO LATE Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Liparis

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar in mossy, montane foress at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to small pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 unequal sheaths and carrying 2, narrowly lanceolate to oval-lanceolate, attenuate-acute, attenuate below intothe subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle to 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, with 1 to 2 small sheaths, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long overall, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts one third as long as the pedicel.

Synonyms Leptorkis parva (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009;