Liparis tsaratananae Schltr. 1925 Drawing by Perrier

Deep Shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name The Tsaratana Liparis

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar in mossy forests at elevations above 2000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cauliform pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, oval-elliptic, acuminate, plicate veined, rounded and obviously contracted basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, peduncle 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, provided with a single sheath, 5.5 to 5.6" [13 to 14 cm] long, somewhat longer than the leaves overall, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, 1/2 to 1/3 the length of the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers that are greenish becoming yellowish brown with time flowers

CAUTION!!! According to Kew this species is not valid, I include it as it has a good drawing and maybe we can figure out what species it really is these days.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide