Liparis tradescantifolia (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant and Flower in situ Java Photo by J Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shadeCoolSpring

Common Name The Tradescantia-Like Liparis [a plant in the genus Commelinaceae]

Flower Size 1/4" [ 7mm]

Found in Java in primary forests on ridges in humus on the forest floor at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2" [5 cm] between each ovate, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, arising from the base of the pseudobulb, ovate, cordate, acuminate, glossy dark green above, purple beneath, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, deep purple, 6" [15 cm] long, 10 to 13 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorkis tradescantiifolia (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis tradescantifolia Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;