Liparis rhodochila Rolfe 1908 SECTION Cestichis

Photo courtesy of Dave Alford


Common Name The Red Lipped Liparis

Flower Size .4" [9 mm]

Found in Vietnam and on the islands of Java and Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, flattened and angular psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, erct, minutely bilobed apically leaf with acute lobes that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 4" [10 cm] long, with many successively opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; * Taiwania 64(2): 176-188 New Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam I. Epidendroideae K.S. Nguyen and L. Averyanov 2019 photo fide