Liparis truncicola Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Genyglossum

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

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Tree Trunk Loving Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on tree trunks in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to close set, cauliform, cylindrical, apically ancipitous, basally dilated pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, glabrous, nerved, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, peduncle nude, somewhat compressed, terete, glabrous, shorter than the leaves in length, secund, laxly many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, ovate-elliptic, glabrous, acuminate, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green and the lip is brown at the base.

Synonyms Cestichis truncicola (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis truncicola var. oblanceolata Schltr. 1911; Stichorkis truncicola (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as L truncicola var oblanceolata; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991;