Liparis nutans (Ames) Ames 1915 SECTION Cestichis

Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Marius Wasbauer


Common Name The Nodding Petal Liparis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in southern Philippines as an epiphyte and lithophyte in shady forests with year round rainfall and constant high humidity, with pear-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms on a apical, up to 12" [30 cm] long, erect, densly many flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer or fall. Year round moisture, good light and air circulation as well as cool to warm temperatures please this species.

Synonyms *Cestichis nutans Ames 1909; Stichorkis nutans ( Ames ) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996 drawing; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;