Liparis parvula (Hook.f.) Ridl.1896 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Insignificant Liparis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in the Taiping Hills of penninsular Malaysia in montane forests near rivers on wet rocks at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with an ovate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, densely many [70]flowered inflorescence with 1/2 to half of the flowers opening at once.

Synonyms *Microstylis parvula Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide