Liparis pilifera J.J.Sm. 1932 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Three Calli Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Sumatra in wet areas at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a creeping, non-branching, terete rhizome giving rise to a solitary, large, ovate, long-acuminate, rounded basally into the very short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, many flowered, lax, facing all directions, to 10.8" [27 cm] long, basally thickened, winged inflorescence.

Sometimes stated to be conspecific with L purpureoviridis but differs mainly in having a hairy lip fringe towards the apex only while L purpureoviridis has hairs all along the margin of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;