Liparis perrieri Schltr. 1913

Plant and Flowers TYPE Drawing by Schlechter/ Plant drawing by Perrier

Deep Shade Hot Warm LATESpring EARLY Fall

Common Name Perrier's Liparis [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar on shady rocks in humid areas within tropical forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with 2 pseudobulbs, the newest erect, and carrying 3 to 4, widely elliptic-acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on an erect, peduncle as long as the leaves, 5.2 to 12" [13 to 30 cm] long, provided with towards the center 3 to 6, bract-like, very acute sheaths, rachis 1.6 to 6" [4 to 15 cm] long, 15 to 50 flowered inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate-linear, acute, almost half the length of the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, green flowers with a reddish lip.

Synonyms Liparis perrieri var. trinervia H.Perrier 1936; Liparis perrieri var. trinervia H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as L perrieri var trinervia Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 as L perrier var trinervia; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 as L perrieri var trinervia;

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