Liparis caricifolia Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Pleiophyllum Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Carex-Like Leaved Liparis [Cyperaceae A reed-like plant]
Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a thick, decumbent rhizome giving rise to close set to somewhat distant, short, fleshy stems carrying 4, erect-patent, linear, acute, nerved, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to slightly curved, thin, angled to subterete, glabrous, 10" [25 cm] long, laxly to sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, erect-patent, glabrous, acuminate, somehat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.
Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green, the lip has a brown margin which with age turns orange brown and the wings of the column are also orange brown.
Synonyms Cestichis caricifolia (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;