Liparis brunnescens Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Brownish Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, stem shaped, basally thicker, apically slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect to suberect, linear, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, acute to apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed glabrous, somewhat shorter than the leaves in length, rachis to 1" [2.5 cm] long, distichous, densely 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, ovate, acute, ancipitous-conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish salmon in color.

Synonyms Disticholiparis brunnescens (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;