Liparis swenssonii F.M. Bailey 1906 SECTION Cestichis

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Fragrance Part ShadeCool to ColdSummer Fall

Common Name Swenson's Liparis [First Australian collector of species late 1800's early 1900's] - In Australia The Northern Tom Cats

Flower Size 1/3" [1 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a small sized, cool to cold growing terestrial or lithophytic orchid on rocks in exposed locations at elevations of 200 to 1300 meters with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2, narrowly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves and blooms on a terminal, erect, racemose, 8" [20 cm] long, several to many [10 to 30] flowered inflorescence arising in the fall and winter in Australia and has an unpleasant odor akin to urine.

Synonyms Cestichis swenssonii (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis reflexa var. parviflora Nicholls 1940; Stichorkis swenssonii (F.M.Bailey) Marg. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as L reflexa var parviflora drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cestichis swensonii photo ok