Liparis maingayi (Hook. f.) Ridl. 1896 SUBGENUS Sturmia SECTION Liparis

Plant Photos by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website


Common Name Maingay's Liparis [English Surgeon in Malakka late 1800's]

Flower Size .35" [9mm] long

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra on cliff faces and wet rocks in open forest at elevations of 70 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a single, ovate-acute leaf with several basal sheaths beneath that blooms on a 6" [15 cm] long, many, closely set flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Malaxis maingayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis maingayi Hook. f. 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide