Liparis compressa [Bl] Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Flower Closeup

Plant Photos by David Kuehn


Common Name The Compressed Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Vietnam, Sulawesi, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines in highland primary cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on mossy stems of old trees on top of hills with ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several sheaths and carrying a single, apical, acute, channeled basally leaf that blooms on an erect then arched, flattened and winged inflorescence with single, successive flowers.

Synonyms Cestichis compressa (Blume) Ames 1905; Disticholiparis compressa (Blume) Marg. & Szlach. 2004; Leptorchis compressa [Bl.] Kuntze 1891; Liparis compressa var maxima J.J. Sm 1931; *Malaxis compressa Bl. 1825; Stichorkis compressa [Bl] J.J.Wood 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorkis compresssa photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide