Liparis biglobulifera J.J.Sm. 1927SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Two Lobe Carrying Liparis

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 1280 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a long creeping and branching rhizome giving rise to small ovate, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, shortly acute and acuminate, shiny above, minutely opaque spotted beneath leaf that blooms in the fall on a shorter than the leaf, arising on immature pseudobulbs, peduncle strongly flattened, broadeneing towards the apex, to 6.8" [to 17 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, many flowered inflorescence carrying successive with 1 to 2 flowers at a time.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide

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