Liparis genychila Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Menoneuron SECTION Genychilus Schlechter

Type Drawing

Photo by Andre Schuiteman/ Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Chin-Like Broken Lip Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea usually on small tree trunks at elevations around 1100 to 1850 meters as a cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring and early summer.

Schlechter states that this species is similar to L similis but it has an inflorescence as long as the leaf, has a mid lobe of the lip that is less truncate and distinctly 3 toothed in front, and the column is shorter and less slender. L genychila has an inflorescnece that is much longer than the leaf, has a truncate lip without three apical teeth and a longer, thinner column.

Synonyms Cestichis genychila (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911/85 drawing fide

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