Liparis spectabilis Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Photo by Art Vogel

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Spectacular Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on big branches or terrestrial below trees in humus with clustered, cylindrical to cylinric-ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to rarely 3 apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, subacute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a lateral to pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with many small flowers.

Synonyms Cestichis spectabilis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Liparis spectabilis var. dischorensis Schltr. 1911; Stichorkis spectabilis (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 as Liparis spectabilis var. dischorensis; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006

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