Liparis benguetensis (Ames) Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Benguet Liparis [an area of north western Luzon the Philippines]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 700 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte withpear-shaped, close set pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, rounded apically, deciduous, jointed to an elongate persistent base leaves that blooms on an erect, longer than the leaves, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long overall, bractless, flattened on opposite sides, strongly winged, rachis to .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, sharply projected floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cestichis benguetensis Ames 1905; Disticholiparis benguetensis (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Stichorkis benguetensis (Ames) Cootes 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Phillipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Native Philippine Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Stichorkis benguetensis photo fide;

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