Liparis sambiranoensis Schltr. 1924

Plant and Flowers Photos by Matthias Deuss and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Deep Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Sambirano Liparis [an area in the northwest coast of Madagascar]

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 2 pseudobulbs, the older obliquely divaricate, narrow and elongate, the newest with 3 to 4 elliptical-acuminate, plicate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, as long as to slightly longer than the leaves, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long overall, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with herbaceous, as long as to a bit shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchdis of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #3 2017 photo fide;