Liparis viridipurpurea Griseb. 1866

Drawing by Mark Nir/Proctor

Part Shade

Common Name The Purple Green Liparis

Flower Size

Found in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica as a small sized, erect, glabrous terrestrial with very small ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, thin, the lower larger, broadly ovate-elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a slender, angled, peduncle to 3.2" 8 cm] long, rachis 4.4" [11 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with triangular-linear, acute floral bracts and carrying green flowers with a lip with a narrow purple margin. .

Synonyms Leptorkis viridipurpurea (Griseb.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis adamsii Proctor 1982; Liparis harrisii Fawc. & Rendle 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide