Liparis propinqua Ames 1922 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

TYPE Drawing by Ames

Full shade

Common Name The Closely Related Liparis [refers to its being similar to L disticha and L gibbosa]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a woody rhizome giving rise to close set, bottle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious foliaceosu sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong, acute, rigid, subcoriaceous, gradually anrrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a double winged, provided with distichous, close set, conduplicate, acute bracts, thin, 4.8 [12 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence and carrying small, orange flowers.

A close ally of and L gibbosa from which it is distinguished by the smooth labellum, by the pseudobulbs being closer set, and by subtle differences in the structure and consistency of the flowers which are quite apparent when the 2 species are compared side by side" Amos 1922

Synonyms Disticholiparis propinqua (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis propinqua (Ames) Naive & Ormerod 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae 7: 110 Ames 1922; Lankesteriana 19(3) 253 - 61 Naive & Ormerod 2019 as Stichorkis propinqua