Liparis purpureoviridis Burkill & Holttum 1923 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Lipari

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower?

Photo by Patricia Harding


Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Plant and flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Purple Green Liparis

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial or on mossy rocks in montane forests with a pretty, reticulated, cordate, acute, single leaf which blooms in the summer with an apical, 6" to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, erect inflorescence with several to many flowers

This species is very similar to L pilifera but can be easily diferentiated by the hairy fringe that is all around the margin of the lip. In L pilifera the hairs are confined to the apical portion of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide