Liparis scaposa Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895

Side View of Flower

Flowers and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Common Name The Shaft-Like Liparis [refers to the fact that in situ the stiff erect inflorecence is the foremost thing that is visible]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Reunion in humid forests at elevations around 1500 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a globose pseudobulb carrying a single, elliptic, narrowly rolled, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence


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