Liparis laxa Schltr.1906


Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photos by © Edouard Faria

Common Name The Lax Liparis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in New Caledonia in scrub forests and between rocks as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with round, fleshy, slightly elongated pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, occasionally grey green, oblong, abtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Liparis laxa var. pluridentata (Kraenzl.) N.Hallé 1977; Liparis pluridentata Kraenzl. 1929; Stichorkis laxa (Schltr.) Marg., Szlach. & Kulak 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide;