Liparis stenostachya Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum

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

Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Slim Inflorescence Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 450 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to very close set, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying two, erect-patent, lanceolate-ligulate, subacute, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, thin, glabrous, longer than the leaves in length, peduncle subterete, glabrous, to 8" [20 cm] long, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, more or less laxly 10 to many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white yellow and the lip golden yellow.

Synonyms Cestichis stenostachya (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Stichorkis stenostachya (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;