Liparis graciliscapa Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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

Part Shade Hot Warm WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Graceful Scape Liparis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 450 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short, decumbent rhizome giving rise to distant, subglobose, stem shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, linear to linear-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, thin, ancipitous, slightly compressed thin, glabrous, twice as long as the leaves in length, glabrous, 8.4 to 15.8" [21 to 39 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, distichous, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, subimbricating, ovate-lanceolate, acute, slightly compressed, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish olive green with a reddish brown column.

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

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

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