Liparis tricallosa Rchb. f. 1879 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

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Common Name The Three Calli Liparis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Phillipines in peat, swamp and lower montane forests at elevations around sea-level to 1500 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with flattened, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying several, plicate, oblong, acute leaves with the edges crisped and pinkish that blooms in the summer on a 24" [60 cm] long, stout, purple many flowered inflorescence with irregular spaced flowers.

Synonyms Leptorchis tricallosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Leptorkis venosa (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis venosa Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Orchids of Thailand IV Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide