Liparis puncticulata Ridl. 1886Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Dotted Liparis [refers to the dotted leaf sheaths]

Flower Size

Found in northern and central Madagascar in humid, evergreen, mossy forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small sized warm to cool growing terrestrial with cauliform, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by 6 to 8, finely black punctate, short sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, flacate, short, lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, abruptly contracted into the widely compressed, sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, much longer than the leaves, 5.2 to 6" [13 to 15 cm] long, peduncle equal to slightly shorter than the rachis, 2 to 3 bractiform, long, narrow, green sheaths, loosely 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 2/3 of the pedicel in length floral bracts carrying olive green flowers

Synonyms Leptorkis puncticulata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy, Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb 2009 photo ok;