Liparis layardii F.Muell. 1885

Inflorescence Photos by Edouard Faria and The Stanhopea Passion Website

Common Name Layard's Liparis

Flower Size .64" [1.4 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Wallis islands in dense rainforests at elevations of 530 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with clustered, cylindrical pseudobulbs sheathed by cataphyls and carrying 2 to 4, ovate, acute, glossy, midgreen, above, paler beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on a purple, 7.2 to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diteilis layardii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996

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