Liparis glumacea Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Glumaceous Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a elongate decumbent, terete rhizome giving rise to very distant, basally somewhat swollen, stem like, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear, acute, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, thin, strict to substrict, ancipitous, glabrous, as long as the leaves in length, peduncle 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, rachis distichous, ancipitous, to 2" [5 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with glumaceous-imbricate, bisected, erect-patent, ovate, acuminate, compressed, dorsally carinate, equal to the the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are ocher brown. The large Bearded bracts separate it from all others in the section.

Synonyms Disticholiparis glumacea (Schltr.) Marg. & Szlach. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;

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