Liparis truncatula Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Cut Off Liparis [refers to the apex of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to a cylindrical, terete stem carrying 3 to 4, suberect to erect-patent, oblique to broadly elliptic, acuminate, plicate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, 2.8" [7 cm] long laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with small, ovate, patent, glabrous, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow with a reddish lip.


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