Liparis terrestris J.B.Comber 2001 SECTION Coriifolia Rchb.f

Photos by JB Comber

Part Shade Warm Cool MOSTLYspring

Common Name The Terrestrial Liparis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, north Borneo and Sulawesi in montane forests in leaf litter at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, leaves that blooms mostly in the spring on an erect, zigzag, 12" [30 cm] long, successively few to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying well spaced flowers

Similar to L viridicaulis and often given as a synonym but differs in the squarer lip and the bright center stripe of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide