Liparis rivalis Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Riverine Liparis

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in mossy montane forests and along river margins at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with stem-like pseudobulbs enveloped by 7 to 10 short, apiculate sheaths and carrying toward the apex, 3 to 4, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, rounded and compressed basally into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, twice as long as the leaves, peduncle to 5.6" [14 cm] long, several sheathed, 8 to 9.6" [20 to 24 cm] long, overall, to 25 flowered inflorescence carrying yellowish turning dark orange with age flowers.


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; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo ok;