Liparis serpens Garay 1958

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

TYPE Drawing of L lueri

Photos by Andreas Kay/Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold EARLY Summer THROUGH MID Fall

Common Name The Snake Like Liparis [refers to the creeping rhizome]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in dry montane cloud forests on mossy branches near the ground at elevations around 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a creeping, terete stem with several nodes between each broadly obovate, acute to apiculate, heavily parellel veined on the underside, subcordate basally, terete petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer through mid fall on an erect, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying pale translucent green flowers with purplish veins on the lip.

Synonyms Liparis lueri Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 933 Dodson 1984 as L lueri drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;