Liparis parviflora [Bl.]Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter

Photo by Andy Phillips courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Flower Closeup

Photo by Art Vogel


Common Name The Small Flowered Liparis

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Thailand, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda islands, New Guinea and the Philippines at elevations around sealevel to 2000 meters in shady lowland and montane forests on tall trees as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs carrying 2 long-oblong, acute leaves and basal sheaths that blooms in the fall and winter on a slender, pendulous, 8" to 28" [20 to 70 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cestichis parviflora ( Blume ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Leptorchis flaccida (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorchis parviflora [Bl.] Kuntze 1891; Liparis dissitiflora Ridl. 1926; Liparis flaccida Rchb.f. 1876; Liparis tembelingensis Carr 1929; *Malaxis parviflora Bl 1825; Stichorkis parviflora ( Blume ) Marg. , Szlach. & Ku?ak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Orchidaceae 6: 95 Ames 1920; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;