Liparis werneri Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Platychilus

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Inflorescecnce and Leaf Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Werner's Liparis [German Original Collector of species late 1800 to early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in large moss cushions at tree bases in montane to subalpine forets and shrubberies at elevations of 1200 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with glabrous, narrowly ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed, gradually narrowing into the basal part of the leaf and carrying a single, apical, patent, thin-coriaceous, glabrous, narrowly linear-spathulate to ligulate, caudate-acuminate to acuminate, midrib prominent, often crinkled margin leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, slender, glabrous, flexuose, 6.4" to 16" [16 to 40 cm] long, well spaced, many flowered inflorescence that is shorter to about as long as the leaf with glabrous, erect, patent to spreading, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, one nerved, bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Cestichis aaronii (P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Cestichis werneri (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis aaronii P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fid; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & P Cribb 1989 as L aaronii drawing fide