Liparis walkeriae Graham 1836 SECTION Liparis

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shade Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name Walker's Liparis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern India and Sri Lanka in subtropical montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, stalklike, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying 2 to 3, elliptic, succulent, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with erect, lancolate floral bracts and carrying pale purple flowers

Synonyms Diteilis walkeriae (Graham) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Leptorchis walkeriae (Graham) Kuntze1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007