Liparis ramosa Poepp. & Endl. 1836

In situ Colombia Photo by Arend De Wide


Photo by Jorge Mazzotti and the Go to Peru Website

Common Name The Branched Liparis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2650 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a trailing, decumbent, terete rhizome giving rise to 2, deciduous, ovate, deccurent, acute, subfleshy, dark green, the upper large than the lower, , channeled below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 2 angled, to 8" [20 cm] long, 18 to 24 flowered inflorescence with ascending, triangular, shorter above floral bracts and carrying spreading flowers.

Synonyms Leptorkis ramosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth Vol 2 1959; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 934 Dodson 1984 drawing not; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 277 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo ok; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;