Liparis saundersiana Rchb.f. 1872

Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name Saunder's Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica on damp shady banks among mosses at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a small spherical subterranean corm giving rise to 2, lower larger, roundish-ovate, cordate to oval leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, angled, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorkis saundersiana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing good;