Liparis sympodialis Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus

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

Part Shade Warm Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Sympodial Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees and rocks in forests at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to more or less close set to. 8" [2 cm] distant, cylindrical to laterally compressed, short pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, oblanceolate-elliptic, shortly acuminate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall to early winter on an erect, shorter than the leaves in length, thinly pedunculate, angled, glabrous, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the elongate pedicel floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale brown.

Synonyms Cestichis sympodialis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

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