Liparis decurrens (Blume) Rchb.f. ex Ridl. 1886 SECTION Platystylis Schlechter

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Downwards Running Liparis [refers to the pendent inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] long

Found in west Java at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, flattened pseudobulbs carrying 2, erect, lanceolate, narrowing into the base leaves that blooms on a erect pedulous, peduncle short to 2" [5 cm] long, rachis pale, to 8" [20 cm] long, 3 sharp angled, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cestichis decurrens (Blume) Pfitzer 1888; Leptorkis decurrens (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis decurrens Blume 1825; Microstylis decurrens (Blume) Miq. 1859; Platystyliparis decurrens (Blume) Marg. 2006; Platystylis alata Blume ex Ridl. 1886; Platystylis decurrens (Blume) Lindl. 1830; Stichorkis decurrens (Blume) Pfitzer 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990

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