Liparis rheedei Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Photo by Art Vogel

Another Flower angle

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn


Common Name Rheede's Liparis [Dutch Governor of East India 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in hill and lower montane forests at swamp edges in partial shade at elevations of 450 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, ovate, acuminate, acute, plicate, thin leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on an 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 4 to 5 winged, many flowered inflorescence with the successively opening flowers that get smaller ascending the inflorescence.

Synonyms Diteilis rheedei (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis paludigena Kerr 1927; Liparis transtillata Ridl. 1896; Malaxis rheedei Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as L paludigena drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as L paludigena ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Seidenfia rheedii; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide