Liparis zosterops N.Hallé 1977


Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photos by © Edouard Faria and The Stanhopea Passion Website

Common Name The Strap Shaped Liparis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in central and northcentral New Caledonia in dense semi-shaded montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-mniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short pseudobulb enveloped entirely by leaf sheth bases carrying elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later fall on an erect, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long, rachis .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Lyperanthus rarus Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide;