Liparis philippinensis (Ames) Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Photo by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona

Full shadeWarmColdSpringTHROUGHFall

Common Name The Philippine Liparis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy montane forests at elevations of 300 to 2900 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with close set, swollen pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricate, elongate, papery bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear to narrowly oblong, gradually tapering below, acute leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, erect, flattened, strongly winged, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, close set, conduplicate, clawed, oblong-lanceolate, acute, deciduous floral bracts.

Synonyms Cestichis philippinensis Ames 1905; Disticholiparis philippinensis (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis philippinensis ( Ames ) Cootes 2011; Stichorkis philippinensis ( Ames ) Naive & Ormerod 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Cestichis philippinensis drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Cestichis philippinensis; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis philippinense photo fide