Liparis crenulata [Bl.] Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Dave Alford


Common Name The Small Notched Liparis

Flower Size 1/4" [.62 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in wet montane forests at elevations of 650 to 2200 meters as a a medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial long-ovoid pseudobulbs spaced [6 to 12 cm] apart and enveloped basally by 4, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a semi-erect to horizontal, to 14.4" [to 36 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Leptorchis crenulata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis crenulata Blume 1825; Stichorkis crenulata (Blume) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

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; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;