Liparis coelogynoides (F.Muell.) Benth. 1873

Plant Photos courtesy of Graham Corbin and ANOS KABI website

Deep shade WarmSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Coelogyne-Like Liparis - In Australia The Fairy Sphinx Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6 [1.1 to 1.4 cm]

Found in New South Wales and Queensland at elevations of 50 to 800 meters on trees and cliff faces in rainforests in deep shade as a miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with globose, green, deeply grooved pseudobulbs enveloped partially by papery bracts and carrying 2, apical, thin-textured, pale green to yellowish leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an often pendulous, 4 to 8 [10 to 20 cm] long, 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cestichis coelogynoides (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005; Leptorchis coelogynodes (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis mowbulana F.M.Bailey 1898; Stichorkis coelogynoides (F.Muell.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008; *Sturmia coelogynoides F.Muell. 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Cestichis coelogynoides photo fide

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