Liparis arnoglossophylla (Rchb.f.) Hemsl. 1884 Drawing by Fritz Hamer andThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

deep Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The ? Glossy Leaved Liparis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests at the base of trees at elevations around 1700 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with conical-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, basal, glossy dark green, elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into tubular petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 5 winged, 4" [10 cm] long, lax, racemose, several flowered, subcorymbose inflorescence

Synonyms Leptorkis arnoglossophylla (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis vexillifera var. arnoglossophylla (Rchb.f.) R.E.Schult. 1939; *Sturmia arnoglossophylla Rchb.f. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 821 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 55 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide;