Liparis andringitrana Schltr. 1924 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Andringitra Liparis

Flower Size

Found in southcentral Madagascar on bare rocks at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with small, ovoid, compressed, very soft pseudobulbs with the newest carrying 2 to 3, elliptical, acute, attenuate-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, as long as the leaves or shorter, 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, peduncle with several, sterile, auriculate-cordate, basal bracts, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939; Orchids of Madagascar Du Puy Hermans, Bosser & Cribb 2007; A Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009;